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On This Day — US Detonates First Thermonuclear Weapon (November 1, 1952) [2019]

“It’s a boy.” Telegram from Ed Teller to Dr. Elizabeth “Diz” Graves “The island of Elugelab is missing.” Gordon Dean — Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission summarizing the events to President Eisenhower “I made one great mistake in my … Continue reading

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80 Years Ago — Einstein Letter to Franklin Roosevelt (October 11 1939) [Manhattan Project]

“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” “The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking…the solution to this problem … Continue reading

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On This Day — Remembering Hiroshima (August 6 1945)

“I returned to civilization shortly after that and went to Cornell to teach, and my first impression was a very strange one. (…) I sat in a restaurant in New York, for example, and I looked out at the buildings and … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — The True Story of Dr A. Q. Khan’s Nuclear Black Market

“Our accomplishments generally remain classified, but a few special ones are known to the world.” CIA Director Mike Pompeo (April 13 2017) “I was the CIA director. We lied, we cheated, we stole. It’s – it was like – we … Continue reading

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On This Day — American B-47 Drops Nuke on South Carolina Family Home (March 11 1958)

“In the history of terrible mistakes, accidentally dropping a nuclear bomb on your own country has to rank pretty damn high. That’s exactly what happened when a really, really stupid accident resulted in America tossing an atom bomb on rural … Continue reading

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On This Day — North Korea Tests H Bomb in “Self-Defence Against US” (January 6 2016)

“It is just to have H-bomb as self-defence against the US having numerous and humongous nuclear weapons. The DPRK’s fate must not be protected by any forces but DPRK itself.” North Korean State Television Broadcast (January 6 2016) On January … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Top US Nuclear Commander: “I wouldn’t carry out illegal nuclear strike order from Trump”

“I think some people think we’re stupid. We’re not stupid people. We think about these things a lot. When you have this responsibility, how do you not think about it?” Air Force General John Hyten — Commander of the US … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Libyan Nuke Program Was CIA-MI6 Sting Op

“We were very happy the [Libyan nuclear] files were destroyed.” Senior intelligence official in Washington, D.C. “Washington wanted the evidence collected in raids on the Tinners’ home and offices, including computer files, hard drives, disks and documents, to be destroyed … Continue reading

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On This Day — US Detonates First Thermonuclear Weapon (November 1, 1952)

“It’s a boy.” Telegram from Ed Teller to Dr. Elizabeth “Diz” Graves “The island of Elugelab is missing.” Gordon Dean — Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission summarizing the events to President Eisenhower “I made one great mistake in my … Continue reading

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On This Day — Einstein Letter to FDR (October 11 1939)

“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” “The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking…the solution to this problem … Continue reading

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