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In threatening state of the nation address, Putin threatens to target the US with new weapons if it puts missiles in Europe

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned the US Wednesday that Russia will target the US and any cooperative countries if they put missiles in Europe.
The mushroom cloud from Ivy Mike rises above the Pacific Ocean over Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands, during the world's first test of a full scale thermonuclear device, on November 1, 1952.

These are the 9 nuclear-armed countries and the 31 allies they’ve vowed to defend with the world’s most devastating weapons

All of these countries would need to make profound changes to reach the UN goal of a nuclear weapons-free world.
Test of an unarmed Minuteman III ICBM at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California

The US Air Force just hit self-destruct on a multimillion-dollar missile after a testing ‘anomaly’ — here’s what might have go...

An unexpected anomaly during a test of a US Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile Wednesday led the Air Force to terminate the missile during flight.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald J. Trump meet in Singapore on June 12, 2018.

Weapons experts say Trump’s current plan to denuclearize North Korea is likely to fail — here’s what they think he should do instead...

The Trump administration says it wants to pursue a plan for complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization with North Korea. Responding to the president's push for peace, experts on nuclear weapons drafted a three-step, 10-year plan.
Russian president Vladimir Putin.

Putin has touted an ‘invincible’ nuclear weapon that really exists — here’s how it works and why it deeply worries experts

Russian president Vladimir Putin showed a video of its RS-28 or "Satan 2" intercontinental ballistic missile during a speech. Here's how it might work.
An illustration of a nuclear explosion in a city.

If a nuclear weapon is about to explode, here’s what a safety expert says you can do to survive

When a missile scare sent Hawaiians scrambling in fear of a North Korean nuclear warhead, many people didn't know what to do or where to take shelter.
The estimated trajectory of North Korea's Nov. 29, 2017, intercontinental ballistic missile test-launch.

North Korea’s missile took a bizarre path through space, and here’s why it deeply worries weapons experts

"I think there's little doubt North Korea will eventually have the capability to hit targets in the US with nuclear weapons."

These maps show how much damage a North Korean thermonuclear weapon could do to major American cities

If North Korea's new nuclear test device is small enough to launch on a ballistic missile, here's how much damage such a warhead might do to the US.
A test-launch of North Korea's Hwasong-14 ICBM.

How long it might take North Korean missiles and nuclear warheads to reach major US cities

As President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un meet in Singapore, a key impetus for the summit looms large: North Korea can likely strike anywhere in America with nuclear weapons. A North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile may take less than 30 minutes to travel to some targets on US soil.

North Korea has tested another intercontinental ballistic missile — here’s what that is, how it works, and why it’s scary

North Korea launched another intercontinental ballistic missile Friday. ICBMs are feared for their range — they can fly more than 3,420 miles.