The U.S. accounts for more than 40 percent of the planet’s military spending and has more than 5,500 strategic nuclear weapons, enough to blow the world up 5 to 50 times over. Understand that the extremely expensive nuclear “modernization” programs, as well as many other programs related to military “defense,” don’t typically show as line items in the swollen defense budget. This is discussed under the “DoD Budget” topic. Meanwhile, we run the risk of some of those countries discovering that we’ve got nukes illegally stored in their country.
The DoD supports over 800 military bases around the world in 68 countries. Last year it increased its “defense” (military empire) spending, which was already three times higher than China’s, and nine times higher than Russia’s… Furthermore, consider the risks being run by the ego-driven childish exchanges between “president” tRump and Kim Jong-un of N. Korea. Meanwhile, we are also running the risk of nuclear maintenance errors detonating a weapon such as I highlight in my story of “A Personal Near Miss,” below.
Since 1950, there have been 32 nuclear weapon accidents, known as Broken Arrows. To date, six nuclear weapons have been lost and never recovered.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
The U.S. accounts for more than 40 percent of the planet’s military spending and has more than 5,500 strategic nuclear weapons, enough to blow the world up 5 to 50 times over. Risks include the ego-driven childish exchanges between president tRump & Kim Jong-un of N. Korea and nuclear maintenance errors detonating a weaponread more
Depleted Uranium is a long-term life-threatening nuclear weapon that the U.S. currently uses. It meets the definition of weapon of mass destruction in two of three categories under U.S. Federal Code.read more
A Near Miss - And How Many More Unreported? Date: Early '60s Place: An Air Force Base nuclear weapons maintenance facility on an island in the Caribbean Author: Don Chapin, Capt., USAF, ret'd Introduction At this time, long after the cold war has ended, we are now...read more