On the 75th Anniversary of Hiroshima, Here’s Where the World Stands With Nuclear Weapons

Seventy-five years ago on Thursday, the U.S. became the first—and to this day the only—nation in the world to use a nuclear weapon against a foreign adversary when it dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. Decades later, analysts warn that the world must do more to ensure that a nuclear weapon is never used again and say that a “new arms race” is underway. Nine nations possess nuclear weapons—the U.S., Russia, the U.K., France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea—according to data compiled by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Of these nations, the U.S. and Russia have by far the highest number, with about 5,800 and 6,185, respectively. China comes in third, with about 320 as of this year. “There is a clear lack of public awareness about these issues compared to the 1980s. That means there is little political priority attached to handling the question and reducing the risk of a catastrophe of unimaginable proportions,” Dan Smith, director of the SIPRI, told Newsweek. On August 6, 1945, the U.S. Air Force sent a Boeing B-29 Superfortress to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Just days later, on August 9, the U.S. dropped another atomic bomb,… Read full this story

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