Nuclear Weapons

A nuclear weapon (also called an atom bomb, nuke, atomic bomb, nuclear warhead, A-bomb, or nuclear bomb) is an explosive device that derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions, either fission (fission bomb) or from a combination of fission and fusion reactions (thermonuclear bomb). Both bomb types release large quantities of energy from relatively small amounts of matter. The first test of a fission ("atomic") bomb released an amount of energy approximately equal to 20,000 tons of TNT (84 TJ). The first thermonuclear ("hydrogen") bomb test released energy approximately equal to 10 million tons of TNT (42 PJ). Nuclear bombs …

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11 May 2022 English

Gill Bennett, Anthony Glees, Michael Goodman, Matthew Jones, Michael Morgan and Denis Smyth

After Hiroshima: The United States, Race, and Nuclear Weapons in Asia, 1945-1965 (Cambridge University Press


The National Archives · 1 January 1982 English

A file containing documents concerning relations between the Soviet Union, the United States of America, and China. Subjects covered in the file include the need for European nations to study …


The National Archives · 1 January 1982 English

to support the cessation or limitation of nuclear weapons testing. In 1962 I bad a clash with Khrushchev


The National Archives · 1 January 1982 English

RESTRICTED /IV) NUCLEAR I RESTRICTED IV) NUCLEAR WEAPONS IN EUROPE ( I N F ) : THE GENEVA TALKS REDUCTION AND E F F E C T I V E LIMITATION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS IN EUROPE AT THE LOWEST POSSIBLE LEVEL CALL


The National Archives · 1 January 1982 English

A file containing documents concerning a visit to West Berlin by the British prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, in October 1982. Subjects covered in the file include Thatcher's desire to place …

level of conventional armed forces, and of nuclear weapons. * / /Over 30 years • • —< «m*-* I » negotiations to achieve a balanced reduction in nuclear weapons and conventional forces have a better chance LEVEL OF CONVENTIONAL ARMED FORCFS, AND OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS. OVER 30 YEARS AGO MEM OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE NEGOTIATIONS TO ACHIEVE A BALANCED REDUCTION IN NUCLEAR WEAPONS AND CONVENTIONAL FORCES HAVE A BETTER CHANCE Adequate armed forces, conventional and nuclear weapons have to be maintained despite the inevitable



The National Archives · 1 January 1982 English

continue to demonstrate the commitment of nuclear weapons states to nuclear arms control. UN Weaponry levels. Soviet pledge of no first use of nuclear weapons (NOFUN) 11. Question value of such declarations a set timescale, concentrating mainly on nuclear weapons. 2. The Prime Minister addressed the Assembly speech was a pledge not to be the first to use nuclear weapons. NON-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) 3. The Swiss critical of the nuclear weapons states. They point out that non-nuclear weapons states have a right


The National Archives · 1 January 1982 English

balance of terror; but the possession of nuclear weapons, however terrible they were, had kept the



The National Archives · 1 January 1982 English

A file of correspondence and reports concerning political relations between Albania and the United Kingdom. The documents cover discussions on the possible resumption of relations between the British and Albanian …

military doctrine based on the threat of using nuclear weapons first in Europe. \ Anyone who thought that Soviet peace initiative at the UN concerning nuclear weapons was in for a disappointment - his speech did


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