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Nuclear incidents in the 1950s

Excerpts below from the Nuclear Files Org. 13 February 1950U.S.A., Pacific Ocean- A B-36 which developed serious mechanical difficulties on a simulated combat mission, dropped a nuclear weapon from 8,000 ft. over the Pacific Ocean before crashing. Luckily only the weapon’s explosive material detonated. Nothing is known of attempts to recover the nuclear weapon and […]

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Soviet Spy Klaus Fuchs

…not until 1949 that decrypted cables from the United States Army Signal Intelligence Service (SIS)’s “Venona” project revealed Fuchs was a Soviet spy.