See Inside November 2007

The Nuclear Threat

A look at strike capabilities worldwide, and how a bomb would affect single cities and people.
A mushroom cloud was produced by an atomic bomb dropped onto the Nevada desert on June 4, 1953

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Photo Researchers, Inc.

Nine countries could kill many people on a moment’s notice by launching missiles carrying nuclear warheads. A 10th, Iran, may be weaponizing uranium. The U.S., Russia and China can bomb virtually any country with long-range ballistic missiles and, along with France and the U.K., could do the same using submarines. The effects of even one bomb could far exceed the horror of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

“People came fleeing.... One after another they were almost unrecognizable.

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