No Nukes

Rcooley123's Blog

August 6, 2015 will mark the 70th anniversary of the first explosion of a nuclear bomb as an act of war in Hiroshima, Japan. The United States of America exploded another a few days later in Nagasaki, soon to be met with the surrender of Japan and the end of WWII. No other country has ever used such a weapon in the course of armed conflict, though several others have developed and come to possess them. At least one war has been instigated in this century (so far) to supposedly stop a country hostile to its neighbors from developing such weapons (Iraq). Other countries have faced harsh international economic sanctions designed to dissuade them from developing nuclear weapons of their own. At least one such nation, North Korea, appears to have developed nuclear weapons despite such sanctions.

The five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany (P5 +1)…

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