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

Smith suggested that China’s logic makes sense, noting that if it were to eventually join, that would signal that the other nuclear-armed powers should join as well. “China’s nuclear stockpile remains a small fraction of either Russia’s or the USA’s and its bombs and warheads are not operationally deployed, unlike a large proportion of U.S. […]

How Many People Died in Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

Many victims died years later, as a result of cancer and other illnesses linked to radiation poisoning caused by the bombings. A 1998 study found that around an additional 62,000 people in Hiroshima had died as a result of the bomb, bringing the total number of victims to more than 200,000.

VJ Day 2020 meaning – what is Victory over Japan Day and how is it being marked?

8.30pm – 10pm – The Nation’s TributeA special service, The Nation’s Tribute, will be led by the Duke of Cambridge, will be held at Horse Guards Parade and will be broadcast on BBC One. There will be special performances of key moments from the conflicts and veterans will read tributes. There will also be musical […]

Beirut explosion: anger at officials grows after missed warnings

The Lebanese prime minister on Tuesday night had blamed the explosion on 2,750-tonne store of ammonium nitrate, a chemical used in bombs and fertilisers, that had been stored at the port. Media reports from 2014 claimed a Russian-owned vessel carrying that load was impounded at Beirut’s port that year, after making an emergency stop in […]

Florida GOP Rep. Buchanan urges officials not to remove statue celebrating WWII victory over Japan

“My on-line survey of area residents showed more than 80 percent supported keeping it right where it is – and I agree with them,” he wrote in his latter. “The ‘Unconditional Surrender’ statue is extremely meaningful to the Sarasota’s veteran community and honors their sacrifices for our country.”

US Navy’s Twitch Account Criticized for Streaming Games With Offensive Player Names

On Saturday, the Navy’s Twitch account streamed the Among Us games. Gaming websites Inven Global and Game Rant first reported on the offensive player names. Two players used the handles “Nagasaki” and “Japan 1945,” apparent references to the U.S. dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of World War II.

China’s worrisome edge toward a ‘launch-on-warning’ nuclear posture

The raw numbers from the China report aren’t that worrisome in themselves. Even if the PLA does double the warhead count, it will still field only a fraction of what the U.S. and Russian inventories hold. The New START arms-control treaty limits Washington and Moscow to 1,550 deployed warheads apiece, carried aboard 700 deployed missiles […]