Nuclear Weapons

The State of Things
12:37 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

A Nuclear Near-Miss In Goldsboro

The hydrogen bomb hangs from a tree in Faro NC.
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A panel of experts and survivors expound on the event when two hydrogen bombs were accidentally dropped in Goldsboro in 1961

During the Cold War, many Americans lived in fear of a nuclear attack from the Soviet Union. But the United States experienced one of its closest brushes with nuclear disaster on its own soil. On January 23, 1961 a B-52 bomber accident caused two hydrogen bombs to drop over Goldsboro, North Carolina.

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Arts & Culture
10:36 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Artist Visualizes Hiroshima 68 Years Later

The Combusted Bottle. The blast forced the liquid contents out the side of this blast bottle.
Elin O'Hara Slavick

UNC Professor of Visual Art Elin O’Hara Slavick discusses her new book: 'After Hiroshima'

In a little less than a month, Hiroshima, Japan will reach a sad milestone. On August 6, 1945, the United States dropped one of only two atomic bombs ever used in an act of aggression. It leveled the city, killing an estimated 80,000 people outright.

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State of Things
11:40 am
Thu March 22, 2012

Going to War with Iran

Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern is worried that the United States is going to go to war with Iran. McGovern was an outspoken critic of the conflict in Iraq and he is afraid that a determined Israeli

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