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A photo of the US Castle Bravo thermonuclear weapons test in the Pacific Ocean on March 1, 1954.

The ‘Doomsday Clock’ has jumped closer to midnight than ever as nuclear weapons and climate disasters turn the world into a ‘pressur...

The Doomsday Clock is now just 100 seconds from the apocalypse. Previously, the clock's most alarming position was two minutes to midnight.
"Plan A" is an audio-visual simulation that shows how so-called "tactical" nuclear weapons could lead to a highly fatal global conflict between the Russia, the US, and allies.

A terrifying new animation shows how 1 ‘tactical’ nuclear weapon could trigger a US-Russia war that kills 34 million people in 5 hours

"Plan A" is a hypothetical yet eerily plausible scenario imagined by nuclear weapons experts. It shows 91 million deaths and injuries in hours.
Gen. James McConville, then the Army's vice chief of staff, with 1st Armored Division soldiers at Fort Bliss, Texas, July 22.

The US Army is thinking about the threat of nuclear war again and wants to make sure it has the right people to deal with it

The Army is at an "inflection point," its chief of staff said this week, and preparing for what comes next will require the right people.
A B-52H Stratofortress deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, takes off from RAF Fairford, England, Oct. 14, 2019.

US Air Force B-52 bombers are done flying with nuclear bombs, but they’re keeping the missiles

The B-52 bomber is no longer authorized to carry nuclear gravity bombs, but it will continue to carry nuclear-tipped cruise missiles.
If the US used a nuclear weapon, it would end 75 years of nonuse.

Trump’s unpredictability is making nuclear-nonproliferation advocates nervous as the US takes an aggressive posture against Iran

No one has used nuclear weapons in combat since 1945. But Trump's bellicose posture and killing of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani may end that.

Iran is withdrawing from the 2015 nuclear deal after Trump ordered deadly strike on its top general

Iran is withdrawing from the 2015 nuclear deal, a move that could be perceived as the country taking a big step toward obtaining a nuclear weapon.
US President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un talk before a meeting in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on June 30, 2019, in Panmunjom, Korea.

Amid fears of a missile test, Trump jokes Kim Jong Un’s Christmas gift to him could be a ‘beautiful vase’

Top analysts are warning that North Korea seems poised for its first long-range missile test in over two years.
Kim Yo Jong can be seen riding a horse alongside her brother during a strange, but likely symbolic photoshoot.

North Korea could scrap nuclear talks altogether as a ‘Christmas gift’ to Trump, who the rogue state believes is vulnerable after impeachm...

Pyongyang appears set to scrap nuclear negotiations altogether, which effectively means it will refuse to denuclearize.
An illustration of a nuclear bomb exploding in a city.

A nuclear attack would most likely target one of these 6 US cities — but an expert says none of them are prepared

If a nuclear bomb were to strike the US, cities might not have enough emergency services to aid the wounded.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during an interview with Reuters in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 27, 2017.

North Korea just called Trump an old imbecile in the latest sign the country is back on a warpath

Kim Jong Un first used the insult "dotard" — referring to someone who's senile and losing it — in 2017, when Trump called him "Little Rocket Man."