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Japan held drills with nuclear-capable U.S. B-52 strategic bomber in August via The Japan Times

The United States flew two B-52 strategic bombers capable of carrying nuclear weapons for a rare joint mission with Japan’s Air Self-Defense Force in the skies near North Korea in August, the U.S. Air Force confirmed Wednesday. “Two U.S. Air … Continue reading

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Decades Later, Sickness Among Airmen After a Hydrogen Bomb Accident via The New York Times

[…] It was a late winter night in 1966 and a fully loaded B-52 bomber on a Cold War nuclear patrol had collided with a refueling jet high over the Spanish coast, freeing four hydrogen bombs that went tumbling toward … Continue reading

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Nuclear Bombers in an A2/AD World via The Diplomat

The past week or so has seen the U.S. send a number of nuclear warnings to Russia in Europe. Last week, the U.S. Air Force (USAF) announced it was temporarily deploying three B-52 nuclear-capable bombers. Then, this week, the USAF … Continue reading

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A look at nuclear force lapses revealed so far via The Washington Post

The Associated Press has documented evidence of low morale and other troubles in the nation’s nuclear forces. On Friday the AP reported that a retired general chosen to review the overall nuclear force signed off one year ago on a … Continue reading

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US nuclear missile force poses a headache for military via AFP

Washington — The “missileers” who oversee America’s land-based nuclear arsenal were once seen as the tip of the spear for the US military during the tense days of the Cold War. But now the crews face questions about their discipline, … Continue reading

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Palomares bombs: Spain waits for US to finish nuclear clean-up via BBC News

On a sunny morning in 1966 two US Air Force planes collided and dropped four nuclear bombs near the village of Palomares in southern Spain. There was no nuclear blast, but plutonium was scattered over a wide area – and … Continue reading

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