On August 6, 1945, President Harry Truman ordered the deployment of an atomic bomb against the city of Hiroshima in Japan. On August 9, 1945, President Truman ordered the deployment of a second atomic bomb against the city of Nagasaki in Japan. The two atomic bombs were named Little Boy and Fat Man and were developed under the direction of the Manhattan Project in the United States.
Today in 2017, the following countries have nuclear weapons and the number of atomic weapons available in the country is in parenthesis: 1) United States ( 6,780 ); 2) Russia ( 7,000 ); 3) France ( 300); 4) China ( 260 ); 5) UK ( 215 ); 6) Pakistan ( 140 ); 7) India ( 120 ); 8) Israel ( 80 ); and 9) North Korea ( 8 ).
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists advanced its symbolic Doomsday Clock by 30 seconds recently. This indicates that humanity is 2 minutes and 30 seconds away from the apocalypse. The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists criticized President Trump’s ” aggressive rhetoric. ”
This website continues to believe that the chances of Nuclear War have increased, but believes that 99.99% of the problem was created by the many irresponsible and warlike statements made by North Korea. Candidate Donald Trump was the only candidate who spoke clearly during the 2016 presidential campaign about the serious threat of North Korea. Additionally, President Trump has, in the view of this website, done everything in his power to work with China and other countries to reduce the threat from North Korea.
The only country that has not signed the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty is Israel.
It has been 72 years since the U.S. deployed atomic weapons to end the war between the U.S. and Japan. All Americans need to evaluate and understand the facts as they exist in 2017. President Trump is faced with some very difficult decisions that are necessary to protect America and the world from nuclear war and the apocalypse. George Santayana stated: ” Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. ” I sincerely hope President Trump and his advisors have learned their lessons very well !
R. Van Conoley ( Editor’s Note: Type North Korea into the search box at the top of this website and click go for other articles involving North Korea. )