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Exploring History

The United States Considered Using Nukes In The Wake of 9/11

An extreme option for an extreme moment in time

B-52 dropping its payload (Public domain)

In a case of extreme coincidence and odd historical timing, there were live nuclear weapons loaded and sitting on tarmacs in the United States when the terrorist attacks of 9/11 kicked off. At the time, an extensive nuclear training operation was underway and nuclear forces were on…

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