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Nuclear Weapons in the Age of Trump: Will Trump Drop the Bomb?

Nuclear weapons are discussed on the anniversary of the US atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki; Trump's 'General' Problem.

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North Korea Crisis: Dialogue And Diplomacy Over Fire And Fury

Donald Trump’s alarming “fire and fury” statement on North Korea does not represent America’s tradition as a peace seeking nation. His latest rhetoric, which seems to threaten a nuclear attack, directly contradicts the words of past leaders such as President Dwight Eisenhower.

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Donald Trump has complete, unchecked authority to use nuclear weapons

The military chain of command provides the president with complete authority to order the use of nuclear arms, Princeton researcher and Global Zero founder Bruce Blair tells DW. He also talks about potential objections.

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As Rhetoric Escalates, What Do We Know About North Korea's Nuclear Arsenal?

This week saw a dramatic escalation of tensions on the Korean Peninsula. As North Korea promised to engulf the U.S. territory of Guam in "enveloping fire", President Trump tweeted that the U.S. military is "locked and loaded" should North Korea "act unwisely".

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The Madman and the Bomb

The scene from the White House south lawn on August 9, 1974, is vivid in the nation’s memory. That morning, President Richard Nixon famously boarded Marine One for the final time, put on a wide grin and fired off a final double-V to the assembled crowd.

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