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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.
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Trump official who fueled racist ‘birther’ conspiracy theory against Obama is now managing nuclear weapons treaties

He falsely claimed the ex-CIA chief John Brennan converted to Islam and that former Attorney General Eric Holder was a member of the Black Panthers.
Elon Musk believes the human population is headed for decline.

Elon Musk is walking back his ‘nuke Mars’ theory and instead proposing to launch thousands of satellites to warm the red planet

Elon Musk said he thinks that vaporizing Mars' ice caps would produce a greenhouse effect, warming the planet to Earth-like temperatures.

Elon Musk says he wants to ‘nuke Mars’ and that he plans to make ‘Nuke Mars!’ T-shirts

Elon Musk still wants to terraform Mars to make it into a livable planet, and he thinks nuking the planet is still the best way to do it.
An aerial photograph of Hiroshima, Japan, shortly after the 'Little Boy' atomic bomb was dropped in 1945.

We ranked the world’s nuclear arsenals — here’s why China’s came out on top

We spoke with a nuclear expert and concluded that China has the world's best nuclear arsenal — it's limited, safely stored, and a credible threat.
A test-launch of a North Korean ballistic missile.

Nuclear weapons are as confusing as they are deadly — here are 16 terms you keep hearing and what they actually mean

President Donald Trump and his administration is negotiating with Kim Jong Un over North Korea's program to develop nuclear warheads, bombs, and missiles. As talks proceed, it's helpful to define some of the most important (and misunderstood) words, phrases, and acronyms related to nukes.
A composite photo of President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Trump may have joked about talking nukes with North Korea, but now he’s getting flak after a US official tried to clarify his remarks

Journalists and foreign policy experts began accusing Trump of conflating the leaders of South and North Korea.
President Donald Trump.

‘Put this lunacy in check’: Trump’s fiery tweet sparks swift backlash

Critics called Trump's remarks juvenile, and some even called for his resignation.
An intermediate-range ballistic missile test in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) May 22, 2017.

‘No other realistic option’: Former intelligence chief says US needs to accept North Korea’s nuclear capability

The former US intel chief's comments come amid rumors of a looming North Korean missile test, and Nikki Haley's fiery warning to the regime.

Here’s how easy it is for the US president to launch a nuclear weapon

The process that the US government has to go through to fire a nuke is an intricate process but it can happen in only a few minutes.