Strategic Horizons: American Military Unprepared for Post-Nuclear Operations

Strategic Horizons: American Military Unprepared for Post-Nuclear Operations
The Priscilla Event, a 37-kiloton nuclear device exploded from a balloon at the Nevada Test Site, June 24, 1957 (U.S. government photo).

The list of of nations with nuclear weapons continues to grow. First it was the United States and the Soviet Union. They were soon followed by the United Kingdom, France then China. Later, India, Israel, Pakistan and North Korea joined. South Africa was a member of the club for a while, before abandoning its program. Iran will become a nuclear power some day, even if the United States or Israel postpones it a bit with an attack. A growing number of other states could build nuclear weapons in short order if they wanted to, including South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Brazil […]

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