History Stories
CATEGORY: Nuclear Weapons
How America Jump-Started Iran’s Nuclear Program
May 9, 2018

Thanks to a Cold War strategy called ‘Atoms for Peace,’ President Eisenhower laid the foundations for the Iranian nuclear weapons program. Read More

Bill Clinton Once Struck a Nuclear Deal With North Korea
April 17, 2018

It was forged against all odds—but couldn’t survive the heat of public disapproval. Read More

Who Are the White Helmets?
April 9, 2018

After air strikes and chemical attacks in Syria, this unarmed, neutral group of 3,000-plus civilians digs for survivors, evacuates the injured and buries the dead. Read More

Museums Still Can’t Agree on How to Talk About the 1945 Atomic Bombing of Japan
April 4, 2018

The Los Alamos Historical Museum halted a Japanese exhibition on the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki because of a controversy over its message of abolishing nuclear weapons. Read More

Propaganda Film Shows How North Korea Might Like Trump’s Visit to Go
March 9, 2018

It’ll take more than a presidential visit to end North Korea’s nuclear program. Read More

Nuclear Fallout Shelters Were Never Going to Work
October 16, 2017

Mere months into the program, reports emerged of leaking water drums and shelters that had never received any supplies. Read More

We’ve Been Talking About World War III Since Before Pearl Harbor
October 10, 2017

And worrying about the bomb for even longer. Read More

Meet the Top Contenders for the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize
October 5, 2017

They’re working to make the Middle East a safer place. Read More

For 40 Minutes in 1971, It Seemed the End Was Near
August 16, 2017

Every TV and radio station in America was interrupted with an emergency message indicating nuclear war was imminent. Read More

Inside the Government’s Top-Secret Doomsday Hideouts
June 27, 2017

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