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Russian President Putin watches the launch of a missile during naval exercises in Russia’s Arctic North on board the nuclear missile cruiser Pyotr Veliky (Peter the Great), Aug. 17, 2005

Russia says it’s going to arm a submarine with 6 nuclear ‘doomsday’ devices

Russia has repeatedly threatened the US and Europe with the weapon, which it said it could park off a coast and detonate at a time of its choosing.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looks at U.S. President Donald Trump before their meeting during the second U.S.-North Korea summit at the Metropole Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Trump’s second North Korea meeting ‘clearly is a failure’ as Kim Jong Un walks away with dangerous nuclear arsenal intact

Trump walked away from his summit with Kim Jong Un in Hanoi, Vietnam, earlier than expected and without a clear path to denuclearization.
Indian Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman waits to cross the border from Pakistan into India after being released from Pakistani custody.

Indian fighter pilot returned by Pakistan after wild ordeal where he was shot down over enemy territory and reportedly ate sensitive documents to keep...

Pakistan on Friday returned Indian Wing Cmdr. Abhinandan Varthaman. Witnesses said he ate documents after he was shot down.
U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sit down for a dinner during the second U.S.-North Korea summit at the Metropole Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam February 27, 2019.

North Korea contradicts Trump’s summary of collapsed summit with Kim Jong Un

North Korea's foreign minister said his government did not ask for full easing of sanctions, contradicting President Donald Trump's statements.
India successfully test-fired a nuclear-capable missile for the second time in 2013.

If India and Pakistan have a ‘limited’ nuclear war, scientists say it could wreck Earth’s climate and trigger global famine

Tensions are simmering between India and Pakistan. If the countries use their nuclear arsenals, the effects would be global, climate researchers say.
A video tweeted and later deleted by the Pakistan Information Ministry shows an Indian pilot blindfolded and with a bloody face.

Pakistan offers to de-escalate conflict with India that teetered on the brink of war by returning pilot who was filmed blindfolded after capture

Prime Minister Imran Khan said he would release the pilot, who had been shown blindfolded in an inflammatory video, as a 'show of peace' to India.
A still from a video that appears to show a downed Indian air force jet.

Thousands of flights were canceled or rerouted when Pakistan shut down its airspace after shooting down Indian military planes

Commercial airlines diverted or scrapped flights when Pakistan banned all air traffic after a military exchange with India over the Kashmir region.
US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shake hands before their one-on-one chat at the Metropole Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam, on February 27, 2019.

Trump calls North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, who’s threatened the US with nuclear war, a ‘great leader’

Trump has expressed optimism he can convince Kim to agree to give up his nuclear weapons, but experts and some of GOP allies have expressed doubts.

Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard points to US interventions as reason North Korea’s Kim Jong Un ‘will cling to his nukes...

"Trump's holding onto our failed regime-change war policies is why NK holds onto nukes. Kim sees what we did in Iraq, Libya, Syria, & fears he's next."

Russia threatened to vaporize US cities — here are the areas in the US most likely to be hit in a nuclear attack

"It's exceedingly unlikely that such an attack would be fully successful," said Stephen Schwartz, the author of "Atomic Audit."