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nuclear weapons


  • Americans Are Ready for a Different Approach to Nuclear Weapons

    by Lawrence Wittner

    Although today’s public protests against nuclear weapons can’t compare to the major antinuclear upheavals of past decades, there are clear indications that most Americans reject the Trump administration’s nuclear weapons policies.



  • The Soviet Side of the 1983 War Scare

    Far from being a “non crisis” or a “war scare that wasn’t,” the 1983 US-Soviet confrontation is a profound representation of the “hair trigger” mindset toward which the nuclear arms race can push humanity.



  • Stumbling Toward Armageddon

    by Sergey Radchenko

    Newly declassified documents show why the Americans and the Soviets came so close to war in 1973.



  • Yeltsin: “Let Us ... Get Rid of the Nuclear Footballs”

    Possibly for the first time in U.S. diplomatic history, the “Nuclear Football” became a subject of a heads-of-state discussion when Russian President Boris Yeltsin proposed getting “rid” of it during a meeting with U.S. President Bill Clinton in September 1994.



  • TV and the Bomb

    by Reba Wissner

    Fictional American television shows featured serious topics such as nuclear weapons pretty frequently during the 1950s and 1960s.