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In a quest for Cold War military superiority, the United States detonated more than 1,000 nuclear weapons. Government researchers blew up many of the bombs on the ground and others in ocean atolls. Yet as threats moved into space and concerns about fallout increased - material that's sucked into a blast can become radioactive - the US exploded 210 of the terrifying devices high in the atmosphere.
Films of the blasts, made from 1945 through 1962, were analysed then locked away in high-security vaults. It's likely no one has seen the footage for decades. But now, after more than 65 years of collecting dust, the US has declassified 750 of the high-speed films for the first time - and released dozens of digital scans on YouTube.
originally posted by: odzeandennz
No other nations tried to sanction us when we were doing tests. And we even dropped a couple over people who couldn't defend against them ....hmmm.
originally posted by: carewemust
If one bomb results in a HUGE explosion/destruction... why keep exploding them again...and again...and again...up to 1,000 times? Maybe these are entertainment for military Brass, like cherry bombs were for me, once upon a time.