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  Nuclear War
The year 2005 was the 40th Anniversary of the first release of the Nuclear War Card Game, and in honor of that milestone, we created this special signed and numbered limited edition.
NUCLEAR ESCALATION CARD GAME: intended as the `expansion set' for Nuclear War, this game can be played separately or shuffled in with Nuclear War to make a bigger game.
NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION: the second `expansion set' for Nuclear War, this explosively funny card game is for 2-6 players of all ages.
www.flyingbuffalo.com /nucwar.htm   (2276 words)

 The Effects of a Global Thermonuclear War
Immediate nuclear radiation from the weapons being used is generally absorbed by the atmosphere before it reaches people surviving the flash and blast.
This concludes most of the nuclear war in Texas: 273 warheads were fired at 233 targets, and 215 detonated successfully, with a total yield of 128 megatons (about 40 times the explosive force of all conventional bombs and shells used in World War II).
U.S. Green Berets are crossing enemy lines carrying the smallest nuclear weapons to be used: these atomic demolition munitions are used to destroy bridges and similar targets and have explosive yields as low as 10 tons of TNT equivalent (somewhat more than the truck bomb that destroyed the Marine barracks in Lebanon in 1983).
www.johnstonsarchive.net /nuclear/nuclearwar1.html   (6176 words)

  Nuclear War Survival Skills - Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine
Nuclear War Survival Skills videos are now available as on DVD as part of the 8 Full Length Civil Defense DVD Set.
The book Nuclear War Survival Skills by Cresson H. Kearny with over 400,000 copies in print is the authoritative text on expedient survival during nuclear war.
Acclaimed by nuclear defense experts throughout the world, Nuclear War Survival Skills should be in every American home and place of business.
www.oism.org /oism/s32p903.htm   (324 words)

  NRDC: Exposing the U.S. Nuclear War Plan
Strangelove and War Games to folk anthems like Dylan's "Masters of War," Cold War pop culture is full of chilling depictions of nuclear war planners at their secret arithmetic.
For the first time, a group outside the "nuclear priesthood" has fashioned an analytic tool that allows them to simulate nuclear war, assess the effects of the use of nuclear weapons, and arrive at their own well-supported conclusions regarding nuclear weaponry and war planning.
We continue to target Russia with nuclear weapons and devise options and plans for their use, a process that by its nature reduces Russia from flesh and blood to models and scenarios.
www.nrdc.org /nuclear/nwarplan.asp   (1690 words)

  LiveScience.com - Small Nuclear War Would Cause Global Environmental Catastrophe
SAN FRANCISCO—A small-scale, regional nuclear war could disrupt the global climate for a decade or more, with environmental effects that could be devastating for everyone on Earth, researchers have concluded.
In terms of climate, a nuclear blast could plunge temperatures across large swaths of the globe.
His team focused on the fl smoke generated by a nuclear blast and firestorms—intense and long-lasting fires that create and sustain their own wind systems.
www.livescience.com /forcesofnature/061211_nuclear_climate.html   (655 words)

  Nuclear War - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Nuclear war, or atomic war, is war in which nuclear weapons are used.
The submarines and their missile systems were very expensive (one fully equipped nuclear powered nuclear missile submarine could easily cost more than the entire GNP of a third world nation), but the greatest cost came in the development of both sea- and land-based anti-submarine defenses and in improving and strengthening the chain of command.
Both have waged several wars over the conflict in Kashmir and the region as a whole is considered highly volatile, with conflicts in Afghanistan and the Middle East considerably influencing Pakistani policy, and several assassinations of high-ranking government officials and continuing Hindu-Muslim incidents in India heightening both national and international tension.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /nuclear_war.htm   (3228 words)

 Nuclear war - Simple English Wikipedia
A nuclear war is a war in which the fighting is not done mainly with soldiers or robots fighting conventional battles, but rather through warplanes and missiles built to carry nuclear explosives to the enemy.
The human race has built enough nuclear weapons and carrying devices over the last sixty years that a nuclear war which used all nuclear explosives on earth would probably nearly kill every human being on the planet.
Nuclear war is therefore one of the largest threats to humanity's continued existence in modern times.
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nuclear_war   (428 words)

 Effects of Nuclear War
Our knowledge of nuclear warfare rests largely on theory and hypothesis, fortunately untested by the usual processes of trial and error; the paramount goal of statesmanship is that we should never learn from the experience of nuclear war.
A nuclear war would involve such prodigious and concentrated short term release of high temperature energy that it is necessary to consider a variety of potential environmental effects.
It is true that most of the horror and tragedy of nuclear war would be visited on the populations subject to direct attack, who would doubtless have to cope with extreme and perhaps insuperable obstacles in seeking to reestablish their own societies.
www.cold-war.info /nukwr10.html   (6219 words)

 Global Thermal Nuclear Weapons and Your Responsibility ~ by a VFW of the USMC - NOPSF   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Before I state the 'lowdown' on my knowledge of nuclear weapons, this source comes from A. USMC NOPSF experience during March of 1989 B. Personal friend of my father's and mine who was at Nellis AFB in Las Vegas, NV and witnesses and described to us a United States DoD atomic blast in 1953.
The purpose of this period of instruction is to provide the student with a basic knowledge and awareness of nuclear radiation and its related considerations.
Nuclear weapons are measured in yield (power) by equivalence to tons of TNT.
www.holidaywest.com /nuclearwarhead.htm   (1917 words)

 Key Issues: Nuclear Weapons: History: Cold War: Strategy: Deterrence
For nuclear deterrence to succeed certain physical and psychological preconditions have to be fulfilled.
For nuclear deterrence to succeed, a threatening nation has to be capable and willing to use its nuclear weapons and must effectively communicate this to the nation that is to be deterred.
Core, or passive deterrence is the threat with a nuclear-strategic response in case of a nuclear attack on the home territory of the threatening nation (for example, the United States).
www.nuclearfiles.org /menu/key-issues/nuclear-weapons/history/cold-war/strategy/strategy-deterrence.htm   (1051 words)

 War Preps
Nuclear winter is the most recent attempt to prove that winning a nuclear war is impossible.
For this reason, experts believe that the nuclear weapon is the most powerful and effective instrument by which to destroy an opponent in any type of operation, or in war as a whole.
Surprise nuclear attack is feasible and in the interests of the Soviet Union in the event that war seems to them to be imminent, unavoidable, or desirable.
www.jrnyquist.com /war_preps.htm   (1291 words)

 Secret Plan Outlines the Unthinkable
China, because of its nuclear forces and "developing strategic objectives," is listed as "a country that could be involved in an immediate or potential contingency." Specifically, the NPR lists a military confrontation over the status of Taiwan as one of the scenarios that could lead Washington to use nuclear weapons.
Nuclear weapons were not just the option of last resort, they were the option reserved for times when national survival hung in the balance--a doomsday confrontation with the Soviet Union, for instance.
Beyond new nuclear weapons, the review proposes establishing what it calls an "agent defeat" program, which defense officials say includes a "boutique" approach to finding new ways of destroying deadly chemical or biological warfare agents, as well as penetrating enemy facilities that are otherwise difficult to attack.
www.commondreams.org /views02/0309-04.htm   (1821 words)

 A Poor Man's Nuclear War   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Nuclear terrorism represents a far greater threat to our society than that by any traditional military assets such as missiles or bombers or submarine launched cruise missiles - which can be detected and destroyed with a high degree of certainty.
Nuclear, biological and chemical terrorism is the present and future mode of warfare.
A crude nuclear device can be floated in on a barge, or delivered, days in advance, in any one of hundreds of ways.
www.kimsoft.com /korea/nuke-war.htm   (703 words)

 ZNet | South Asia | Under The Nuclear Shadow
The underlying principle of the War Against Terror, the very notion that war is an acceptable solution to terrorism, has ensured that terrorists in the subcontinent now have the power to trigger a nuclear war.
Perhaps what he really meant was that war is the key to distracting the world's attention from fascism and genocide.
War, on the other hand, is something professional soldiers fight far away on the border.
www.zmag.org /content/SouthAsia/roy_nuclearwar.cfm   (1143 words)

A total nuclear war likely will exterminate us so in order for the many predictions to come true and for us to build a brave new world it has to be a limited nuclear war.
With the right information a limited nuclear war can not only be survived but done so without lasting health effects or loss of life to you or your family.
Near a nuclear explosion, there is heat which can severely burn you and start large fires and blast which can destroy buildings and throw debris much like a tornado.
www.planetwide-exodus.com /NuclearWar.html   (942 words)

 WorldNetDaily: Russia`s nuclear war-games   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In recent months, preparing for a future nuclear war has been a top priority with the Russian General Staff, which believes such a war is not only possible, but inevitable.
Demonstrating this emphasis on nuclear war, an unprecedented number of Russian war games have taken place in the last year and a half.
Therefore, Russia's strategists are training their troops in nuclear war exercises because nuclear war is the only kind of war they can win.
www.worldnetdaily.com /news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=19733   (880 words)

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