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Nuclear warheads aren’t going anywhere because… asteroids

Kai Ryssdal Oct 1, 2014
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From the Wall Street Journal, this itemin which the phrase “planetary defense” features prominently:

The U.S. has apparently fallen behind on its timeline for getting rid of old nuclear weapons. One reason we’re hanging onto them, according to the GAO: Disposition is pending, and “senior-level government evaluation of their use in planetary defense against earthbound asteroids.”

I feel much better now.

You?

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