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  תשרי 18, 5774 , 22/09/13

Revealed: US Nearly Dropped Nuclear Bomb on North Carolina

The United States Air Force nearly detonated a nuclear bomb over North Carolina in 1961, the Guardian has revealed. The bomb which nearly went off carried a payload of 4 megatons, making it 260 times more powerful than the bomb used in Hiroshima. The report is based on a previously classified report on the incident that was obtained by journalist Eric Schlosser under the Freedom of Information Act.
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