Low-Yield Nukes Are Still Dangerously Destructive

The term "low-yield nukes" is deceptive since it implies that weapons on par with the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima are less monstrous and more safely usable than they are.

By Alex Wellerstein
May 25, 2022
Alex Wellerstein

Alex Wellerstein is the Director of Science and Technology Studies at the Stevens Institute of Technology and the author of Restricted Data: The History of Nuclear Secrecy in the United States.

 
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