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When We Tested Nuclear Bombs. Since the time of Trinity -- the first nuclear explosion in 1945 -- nearly 2,000 nuclear tests have been performed, with the majority taking place during the 1960s and 1970s.

When We Tested Nuclear Bombs

When the technology was new, tests were frequent and often spectacular, and led to the development of newer, more deadly weapons. But starting in the 1990s, there have been efforts to limit the future testing of nuclear weapons, including a U.S. moratorium and a U.N. comprehensive test ban treaty. As a result, testing has slowed -- though not halted -- and there are questions about the future. Who will take over for those experienced engineers who are now near retirement, and should we act as stewards with our enormous stockpiles of nuclear weapons? Gathered here are images from the first 30 years of nuclear testing. . © US DODA fireball begins to rise, and the world's first atomic mushroom cloud begins to form, nine seconds after Trinity detonated on July 16, 1945. © US DODLos Alamos director J.

Atomic Weapon. Time Travel Research Center © 2005 Cetin BAL - GSM:+90 05366063183 - Turkey/Denizli Atomic Weapon - Atom bombası Diagram-1 Diagram -2 Diagram-1 Stabilizing Tail Fins Tail cone Air inlet tubes Air pressure detonator Lead Shield container Detonator arm Detonating head Conventional Explosive Charge (cordite) Uranium-235 "Bullet" (ca. 24 kg, 16 cm long, 10 cm diameter) gun cylinder (not drawn to proportion: it was 180 cm long, with an inner diameter of 10 cm) Uranium-235 "Target" (ca. 36 kg) with receptacle (neutron reflector is just above) Archie radar altimeter antenna (4xAPS-13) Fuses (inserted to arm bomb just before dropping it)

Atomic Weapon

Art of War by Sun Tzu - Free eBook Online. Captured: Seven Years in Afghanistan. Posted Nov 26, 2008 Share This Gallery inShare7 October 7th marked the seventh anniversary of US and allied troops in Afghanistan.

Captured: Seven Years in Afghanistan

Four weeks after September 11th, 2001, troops were sent into the nation in retaliation for the attack and on a mission to find Osama Bin Laden and root out Taliban soldiers. 2008 has been the deadliest year for coalition forces in Afghanistan since the invasion in 2001. Below is a photo collection of coalition troops over the course of the last seven years in the country. A tail gunner sits in the rear of a US Army CH-47 Chinook as part of US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's helicopter entourage, as he visits Kandahar, Afghanistan 13 April, 2005.

A British soldier from the Grenadier Guards Regiment smokes a cigarette at the Delhi Patrol Base (PB), a location in the desert in the Garmsir District, May 6, 2007 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. U.S. U.S. 080229-N-8053S-036.jpg from navy.mil. Military Information. Dipprasad Pun. Dipprasad Pun I seriously don't want to turn this website into Gurkha of the Week.

Dipprasad Pun

I mean, honestly, I really don't. Sure, I have nothing short of an overwhelmingly unhealthy amount of respect for these Nepalese spike-devouring crotch-wreckers and their uncanny ability to routinely make the world a safer place by inserting their well-sharpened kukri blades into the softest parts of Democracy's enemies, but for the most part I generally prefer a little bit more variety when I write these stories up every week.

In a perfect world, I'd like to jump around between daring tales of awesome high seas piracy one week, insane stories of Viking warriors cleaving faces apart with battle axes another, and wash it all down with some murderous gunslingers Swiss cheesing their foes with .45 caliber ammunition and World War II flying aces sending Me-109s spiraling to the turf in a hail of fire and bullets and dead Nazi pieces. But then, after a brief moment of, "What the fuck did I get myself into? " African-americans-wwii-021.jpg (JPEG Image, 1368x1121 pixels) - Scaled (57%) Hand Signals. War-casualties-graphic-Full.jpg (JPEG Image, 2000x1333 pixels) - Scaled (48. 10 Astounding Actions Earning A Medal of Honor.

History The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States government.

10 Astounding Actions Earning A Medal of Honor

It is bestowed on a member of the United States armed forces who distinguishes himself “conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States.” Because of the nature of its criteria, the medal is often awarded posthumously. LCmdr. Ernest E. In one of the most awe-inspiring displays of reckless bravery WWII has to offer the history books, Cmdr. He was part of a very small fleet designed to support the marines currently assaulting Leyte. Down came another Japanese fleet intent on destroying the marines on Leyte. He ordered the Johnston to come about and attack at flank speed, charging the entire fleet alone. Then the Johnston fired torpedoes and blew the bow off the Kumano, a heavy cruiser, which necessitated another cruiser leaving the fight to assist evacuation.

Capt. Vietnam.