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The Pentagon’s Huge Atomic Floppies

When you hear the phrase “floppy disk,” your mind (assuming you’re of a certain age) flashes back to those ubiquitous 3.5-inch versions that were AOL’s Johnny Appleseed in the mid-1990s, spreading “You’ve Got Mail!” across the land. 527 more words

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Throughout the Cold War, the United States developed numerous ideas for nuclear weapons: some good, and many that were bad. However, in the context of the Cold War, it was feared that the United States would not have a sufficient number of troops to fight off a Soviet invasion. 797 more words

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Close calls: We were closer to nuclear destruction than we knew.

The proposition that nuclear weapons can be retained in perpetuity and never used — accidentally or by decision — defies credibility”

This unanimous statement was published by the Canberra Commission in 1996. 4,096 more words

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Noam Chomsky on Obama's Visit to Hiroshima and Presidential Legacy: "Nothing to Rave About"

Amy Goodman speaks with world-renowned political academic Noam Chomsky about President Obama becoming the first serving U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, Japan, where the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb toward the end of World War II on what Chomsky calls “the grimmest day I can remember.” Chomsky examines the U.S. 92 more words

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Over Seventy Prominent Scholars and Activists Urge Obama to meet Hibakusha, Take Further Steps on Nuclear Disarmament

May 23, 2016

President Barack Obama

The White House

Washington, DC

Dear Mr. President,

We were happy to learn of your plans to be the first sitting president of the United States to visit Hiroshima this week, after the G-7 economic summit in Japan. 1,209 more words

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