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Since 1950, there have been 32 nuclear weapon accidents, known as Broken Arrows. To date, six nuclear weapons have been lost and never recovered.
Nearly 50 years after a US air force B-52 bomber carrying nuclear weapons crashed in Palomares in south-east Spain,
Washington has finally agreed to clean up the radioactive contamination that resulted from the crash.
The bomb that nearly exploded over North Carolina was 260 times more powerful than the device which devasted Hiroshima in 1945.
On Jan. 21, 1968, an American B-52G Stratofortress bomber, carrying four nuclear bombs, crashed onto the sea ice of Wolstenholme Fjord in the northwest corner of Greenland, one of the coldest places on Earth. Greenland is part of the Kingdom of Denmark, and the Danes were not pleased.
At present, about half of the valid claimants have died waiting for their compensation. Congress shows no inclination to replenish the empty fund, so it’s unlikely the remaining survivors will ever see their money.
I was a civil servant Systems Engineer working on the very first development of the F-35. A standard contractor mantra was to involve companies in each and every state, whether “qualified” to make the part(s) they were to be making or not, as manufacturing teams would travel to these future manufacturers to coach them to become qualified. The reason was to obtain maximum Congressional support via local jobs. Result was an over-priced, difficult-to-design and manufacture fault-free product when the emphasis is more on politics, than quality.
A top watchdog investigated 190 cases of alleged retaliation against whistleblowers—and found that intelligence bureaucrats only once ruled in favor of the whistleblower.