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A test-launch of a North Korean ballistic missile.

Nuclear weapons are as confusing as they are deadly — here are 16 terms you keep hearing and what they actually mean

President Donald Trump and his administration is negotiating with Kim Jong Un over North Korea's program to develop nuclear warheads, bombs, and missiles. As talks proceed, it's helpful to define some of the most important (and misunderstood) words, phrases, and acronyms related to nukes.
A nuclear missile parades before John F. Kennedy at his inauguration in 1961.

9 times the world was at the brink of nuclear war — and pulled back

The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August of 1945 marked the end of the World War II, and the beginning of the age of nuclear weapons.

Saudi Arabia developed a nuclear energy policy after quietly meeting with the US energy secretary Rick Perry

Saudi Arabia's renewed push towards nuclear power may be linked to the growing threat of Iran in the Midddle East.

North Korea accepts January 9 talks offer from South Korea

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South Korea offers talks with defiant North ahead of Olympics

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Donald Trump.

‘We are concerned’: Democratic senators hit Trump at a rare Senate hearing on nuclear weapons authority

"Even in the absence of a nuclear attack against our country, no one can tell the president 'no,'" one senator said.

This animation shows how terrifyingly powerful nuclear weapons have become

It's been decades since the United States dropped the first atomic bomb. Here's how powerful nuclear weapons have become since then.

Here’s how easy it is for the US president to launch a nuclear weapon

The process that the US government has to go through to fire a nuke is an intricate process but it can happen in only a few minutes.
UN Ambassador Nikki Haley brushed off reports of tension between herself and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Nikki Haley says she’s glad she lives in New York because she doesn’t want to be near the drama of the White House

Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, called reports of tension between her and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson "dramatic" and "ridiculous."
President Donald Trump disavowed the Iran nuclear deal during a speech on Friday.

Trump decertifies the Iran deal and threatens to end it altogether

President Donald Trump announced on Friday that he is decertifying, but not withdrawing from or rewriting, the Iran nuclear agreement.