Test your nuke-knowledge …

Which countries currently have nuclear weapons?

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Thanks to North Korea, nuclear weapons have been in the news a lot lately.

After President Trump’s Afghan speech last night, many pundits observed that calling out Pakistan and India was a bit risky since both were nuclear powers.

Be honest: Did you know that?

My bet:  most Americans have no idea which countries do and do not have nuclear weapons now.

For example, what about France, Germany, Israel, Japan and the UK?

Yes or no?

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You get the point.

Now it’s your turn.

No Googling or peeking !

I’ll even state the question to give you a hint:

What 9 countries currently have nuclear weapons?

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The simple answer is that 9 countries currently have known nuclear weapons:

United States, Russia, United Kingdom, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and, now, North Korea

 

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But, according to ICAN (the International Campaign to Abolish Nukes), the “problem” spans much wider than the 9 countries above.

In addition to the 9 …

Five European nations “host” US nuclear weapons on their soil as part of a NATO nuclear-sharing arrangement.

Roughly two dozen other nations claim to rely on US nuclear weapons for their security.

 

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And,  there are many nations with nuclear power or research reactors capable of being diverted for weapons production.

“The spread of nuclear know-how has increased the risk that more nations will develop the bomb.”

Think they’re talking about Iran?

Oh yeah, not-to-worry, Iran signed the “Deal”

Whew.

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