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Obama Should Heed Hiroshima’s Survivors


As we left the memorial, Koji Hosokawa told us to stop. He looked us in the eye and told us not to forget the victims.

Posted on May 11, 2016 READ MORE

Obama’s Trillion-Dollar Nuclear-Arms Train Wreck


As with his pledge to close the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, President Obama’s pledge to move the U.S. toward nuclear disarmament seems to have been abandoned.

Posted on Apr 14, 2016 READ MORE

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Posted on Aug 20, 2015 ENLARGE

Entering the Nuclear Age, Body by Body


In an excerpt from her new book, “Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War,” Susan Southard takes us directly beneath the mushroom cloud over Nagaskai with five teenage survivors, through the very first moments of what has become an unending nuclear age.

Posted on Aug 6, 2015 READ MORE

HISTORY: The AP Reports the Devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki


On the 70th anniversary of the United States’ slaughter of civilians in the dropping of atomic bombs on the Japanese cities, The Associated Press has made its reporting on the bombings and Japan’s surrender available to readers.

Posted on Aug 3, 2015 READ MORE

When the Eastern Seaboard Nearly Became a Fallout Zone


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A once-secret document published in The Guardian on Friday shows that the U.S. Air Force in the early 1960s came within inches of detonating an atomic bomb over North Carolina that would have exploded with 260 times the force of the device that destroyed Hiroshima.

Posted on Sep 20, 2013 READ MORE

Why ‘Chain Reaction’ Must Be Preserved


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The sculpture towers 26 feet above the Civic Center lawn in the Southern California coastal city of Santa Monica, a disturbing warning about the danger of nuclear arms. Now the artwork is in peril.

Posted on Jul 23, 2013 READ MORE

U.N. Zeroes In on Iran’s Nuclear Program

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Despite the Iranian government’s insistence to the contrary, the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog group, the IAEA, remains suspicious about Tehran’s intentions for the country’s nuclear program, passing a resolution Friday registering its “deep and increasing concern” that Iran is working on a nuclear weapon.

Posted on Nov 18, 2011 READ MORE

Propaganda 2.0

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Sure, Obama and McCain (well, actually their staffs) joined micro-blogging site Twitter for propaganda purposes. But now the nuke-happy and secretive North Koreans are getting in on the Web 2.0 revolution, offering an interesting state-controlled glimpse into the isolated country.

Posted on May 27, 2009 READ MORE

Will Iran Come Out of the Nuclear Closet?

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A U.S. official believes that Iran has obtained enough nuclear material to make a bomb. Israel is believed to have the Middle East’s only nuclear arsenal, though it has never acknowledged this. Why does Iran pursue a nuclear bomb? And will Iran come out of the nuclear closet?

Posted on Mar 14, 2009 WATCH & LISTEN

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