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Nuclear Attack

Hiroshima: The Sickness of Nuclear Proliferation

Joseph Cooper | Posted 07.30.2015 | Books
Joseph Cooper

It was seventy years ago that human beings were first targeted with -- and annihilated by -- an atomic bomb.

'On the Beach': On the Brink, the Fallout From a Permissive Nuke Deal With Iran

Joseph Cooper | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics
Joseph Cooper

With disbelief and faint hope she goes on to ask, "Why must it come to us? Can't anything be done to stop it?"

Nuclear Terror in the Middle East

Nick Turse | Posted 07.13.2013 | World
Nick Turse

Iranian cities -- owing to geography, climate, building construction, and population densities -- are particularly vulnerable to nuclear attack, according to a new study.

It Might Just Be Better to Die Downtown Than Evacuate

Michael Grass | Posted 05.28.2012 | DC
Michael Grass

Envisioning a nuclear detonation in the nation's capital is scary. If it does happen, you might just be better off being one of the 45,000 people who are estimated to be killed in the explosion. Those who survive are in for a rough time.

Newt Prepared For Outlandish Doomsday Scenario

The New York Times | William J. Broad | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

Newt Gingrich, the Republican presidential hopeful, wants you to know that as commander in chief he is ready to confront one of the most nightmarish o...

The Unthinkable

Edward Flattau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Edward Flattau

There is an irreconcilable conflict between instructing the public how to survive an atomic bomb attack and driving home how terrible it would be. Nonetheless, a rationale exists for both messages.


MSNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

It's October 1968, and the Soviet Union has just landed astronauts on the moon. Warsaw Pact troops are massing on the Austrian border, and nuclear sh...

Persistent Efforts to Counter a Persistent Nuclear Threat

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

A generation has come of age when "Fall Out Shelter" signs are nothing but rusty remnants of a time long past.

Brinksmanship in South Asia: A Dangerous Scenario

Shuja Nawaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shuja Nawaz

If India and Pakistan go to war, the world will lose. Big time. By putting conventional military pressure on Pakistan, is India calling what it perceives to be Pakistan's bluff under the belief that the U.S. will force nuclear restraint on Pakistan?