The most dangerous longer-term threat to the world is not coronavirus. It’s nuclear war. The Americans have just achieved a nerve-jingling ‘advance’: a new way to drop a nuclear bomb.

9 June 2020 By Paul Martin
Tests by Sandia National Laboratories confirmed that the B61-12 thermonuclear bomb can be dropped from an F-15E Strike Eagle fighter plane.  Photo courtesy of Sandia National Laboratories

At 8 16 am on August 6 and 9, 1945, a slow-moving American bomber aircraft dropped an atom bomb on Hiroshima. Another, on Nagasaki, followed three days later.

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