Archive for the ‘Nuclear weapons – nukes’ Category

Test your nuke-knowledge …

August 22, 2017

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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Test your nuke-knowledge …

April 6, 2016

Last week President Obama hosted a nuclear containment summit and Candidate Trump expressed support for letting countries like Japan develop nuclear weapons.

In casual conversations, I opined that the nuclear gaffe (if it was one), would hurt Trump because the average American voter has no idea which countries do and do not have nuclear weapons now.

I think that I and my fellow discussants are usually “in the know” on current political topics.

Still, we traded comments and questions like:

  • “I was surprised that Japan didn’t have nukes”
  • “Do France or the UK have them?”
  • “What about Israel?”

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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?

(more…)