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United States was once a ‘hair’s breadth’ from detonating nuclear bomb over North Carolina

According to Eric Schlosser in his follow-up to Fast Food Nation, Command and Control, days after the inauguration of John F. Kennedy in 1961, the American military came with in a “hair’s breadth” of detonating a nuclear explosion over North Carolina. A pair of Mark 29 hydrogen bombs — each…

U.S. intelligence finds ‘no hard evidence’ of Iran bomb making

US intelligence analysts continue to believe there is no hard evidence that Iran has decided to build a nuclear bomb, The New York Times reported Saturday. Citing unnamed US officials, the newspaper said the latest assessments by US spy agencies are broadly consistent with a 2007 intelligence finding that concluded…