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Inside the U.S. Military’s Secret Nuclear Defense Plans

Inside the U.S. Military’s Secret Nuclear Defense Plans

From hidden fallout shelters to remote missile sites to microwave communication towers, the United States spent the Cold War preparing for doomsday.

In nuclear politics, one size doesn't fit all

No one wants to use nuclear weapons. Even President Harry S. Truman, the only leader in history to actually order and carry out a nuclear strike, was hesitant to use the United States' atomic arsenal
What If You Detonated a Nuclear Bomb in the Marianas Trench?

What If You Detonated a Nuclear Bomb in the Marianas Trench?

Inspired by an XKCD comic and made by Kurzgesagt in response to a viral video full of lies

When Ronnie Met Mikhail​

On our podcast: As Trump sits down with Putin, we look back at a summit in Reykjavik that helped end the Cold War.
Trump Has Nobody to Blame for North Korea but Himself

Trump Has Nobody to Blame for North Korea but Himself

The president's pivot to "strategic impatience" has made an already difficult task substantially more so.
The Singapore Honeymoon Is Over

The Singapore Honeymoon Is Over

Trump in Singapore was spectacle. Pompeo in Pyongyang is the grim reality.
North Korea makes it clear Trump isn’t actually making progress with their denuclearization talks

North Korea makes it clear Trump isn’t actually making progress with their denuclearization talks

On his first trip to Pyongyang following what was billed by the Trump administration as a triumphant summit last month with Kim Jong Un, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sounded fairly upbeat, saying
There’s plenty of evidence that Donald Trump didn’t stop North Korea’s nuclear program

There’s plenty of evidence that Donald Trump didn’t stop North Korea’s nuclear program

Weeks after calling questions about the vague statement signed by the US and North Korea at a landmark June 12 summit “insulting and ridiculous and…
Bullfrog County: How an Empty County Tried to Prevent Nevada From Becoming The Nation’s Nuclear Waste Dump

Bullfrog County: How an Empty County Tried to Prevent Nevada From Becoming The Nation’s Nuclear Waste Dump

Deep in southern Nevada’s Nye County, in the harsh, sun-drenched desert, there was once a small county named Bullfrog. It was one of the most recent counties to join and leave the United States of
Metro Exodus Leaves The Train Tunnels For A Dangerous Open Russia

Metro Exodus Leaves The Train Tunnels For A Dangerous Open Russia

Our train slowly chugged to a halt. Something was apparently blocking the road up ahead, possibly put there by a rival band of survivors. The captain sent my character out to investigate. Moments
Attention knitters: Researchers harvest uranium from the sea with a yarn “net”

Attention knitters: Researchers harvest uranium from the sea with a yarn “net”

An adsorbent chemical is ready for another round of testing.
Trump: I’m soft on Kim Jong Un’s human rights record because I don’t want to see a nuclear weapon destroy your family

Trump: I’m soft on Kim Jong Un’s human rights record because I don’t want to see a nuclear weapon destroy your family

"You would have had 30, 40, 50 million people killed.” The post Trump: I’m soft on Kim Jong Un’s human rights record because I don’t want to see a nuclear weapon destroy your family appeared first on
The U.S. is in a much better place after this North Korea summit, says … James Clapper

The U.S. is in a much better place after this North Korea summit, says … James Clapper

"President Trump, I think to his credit, has done that." The post The U.S. is in a much better place after this North Korea summit, says … James Clapper appeared first on Hot Air.
Trump 2013: Great dealmakers don’t openly celebrate a deal, especially when it’s not complete

Trump 2013: Great dealmakers don’t openly celebrate a deal, especially when it’s not complete

"It shows weakness to the other side." The post Trump 2013: Great dealmakers don’t openly celebrate a deal, especially when it’s not complete appeared first on Hot Air.
If Anyone Gets the Nobel, It’s Moon and Kim

If Anyone Gets the Nobel, It’s Moon and Kim

Koreans deserve the credit for peace on the peninsula, not Trump.
North Korea Is Following the Saddam Hussein Playbook

North Korea Is Following the Saddam Hussein Playbook

The big question for the world is whether the United States will now follow its old Iraq playbook, too.
All 5 federal energy regulators don’t believe there’s a national security emergency on coal

All 5 federal energy regulators don’t believe there’s a national security emergency on coal

A member of President Trump’s own political party is leading the charge at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) against the president’s plan to prop up financially struggling coal and
Iran warns North Korea on Trump: This guy could cancel your nuclear deal before his flight lands in the U.S.

Iran warns North Korea on Trump: This guy could cancel your nuclear deal before his flight lands in the U.S.

Hard lessons. The post Iran warns North Korea on Trump: This guy could cancel your nuclear deal before his flight lands in the U.S. appeared first on Hot Air.

North Korea Has Promised to Denuclearize Lots of Times Already

Donald Trump got out of Kim Jong Un a promise that North Korea has already made—and broken—multiple times.
Hmmm: Trump to leave North Korea summit 15 hours early, after meeting with Kim

Hmmm: Trump to leave North Korea summit 15 hours early, after meeting with Kim

Soon. The post Hmmm: Trump to leave North Korea summit 15 hours early, after meeting with Kim appeared first on Hot Air.