News Brief 9/22/2013, Tishrei 18, 5774
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.