What’s The Worst That Could Happen?

Since 1945, the United States has lost 11 nuclear weapons

And if you live near Savannah, Georgia… I’d move.


6 Responses to “What’s The Worst That Could Happen?”

  1. earwicga Says:


  2. GDAEman Says:

    The word “yikes” comes to mind.

  3. wyamarus Says:

    Nothing compared to the ‘missing’ radioactive materials that ‘disappeared’ from the old Soviet Union when it broke up. Over 15,000 containers of radioactive Cesium and Who know how many tactical and larger explosive devices have been sold to provide a comfortable retirement for Russian Army generals, KGB and high Politburo officers, or just what got grabbed by the Russian ‘Mafia’ for it’s potential cash/weapon/leverage value.

    • RickB Says:

      I’m not sure how much of that really occurred, the suitcase nuke thing was largely a myth born in the 60’s by defectors and a CIA looking to be super relevant in the cold war. I wonder if ex-soviet nukes are also a bit in that line, if they existed and were in dangerous hands I would think the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan would have been events that caused retaliation with them. I think the mob like business and a nuke would only be worth something to sell back to the authorities, they use violence to make money and a nuke is too blunt a weapon to be of use. I don’t think Russian elites are intrinsically any more or less likely to corruptly sell off nukes although the collapse caused by shock therapy in the economy led to a lot of corruption and the oligarchs. But I think the idea other countries are more careless with their nukes is a bit of a mislead (often for propaganda purposes), all nuclear states have their accidents and negligence, but the ones the Soviets also must have lost like these are a similar worry, especially as the official reaction seems to be if they are too hard to find then leave ’em.

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