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Synonyms for A-bomb

a nuclear weapon in which enormous energy is released by nuclear fission (splitting the nuclei of a heavy element like uranium 235 or plutonium 239)

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Qadeer was hands in glove with Iran's effort to make an A-bomb (The Hill, and lt;http://thehill.com/opinion/national-security/397167-what-the-stolen-iranian-nuclear-secrets-do-and-dont-reveal and gt;).
A life-long student of Truman, Miscamble expertly demonstrates how the president and his aides saw the 1945 realities, why the use of A-bombs appeared as the best alternative, and, in fact, why other alternatives were not considered.
The history of the atomic bombs will always be shrouded in mystery, and the question of whether the A-bomb was a necessity from a military perspective will always be debated.
She and her sister were in Maine in August 1945 when her mother let them know what she had just read in a New York paper: "A-Bomb Dropped."
In the United States, the dominant narrative is that the A-bombs were necessary to bring Japan to its knees without an invasion that would have had far greater casualties, both American and Japanese.
But it is Fat Man and Little Boy - the two A-bombs dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima - for which Oppenheimer will forever be remembered.
Truman and Attlee, their successors, knew nothing about A-bombs before coming to power.
After footslogging, and in my case dodging A-bombs on Christmas Island, we returned to normal life.
However, the other transgressions don't match the scale of Iran's and involve countries that no one suspects of tinkering with A-bombs.
Santa Barbara commemorates year round with their dramatic enlarged photo-panels featuring "A-Bombs of Hiroshima" at antiwar demonstrations at Vandernberg AFB.
Scientists insist that they already know most key facts about 10,000-ton iron and stone meteorite - now named Chebarkul, after a city nearest to where the largest fragments landed - that exploded over the Urals city of Chelyabinsk a week ago in a dazzling fireball that released 500 kilotons, the power of 30 Hiroshima A-bombs, about 15 miles above the city.
Gone are the days never to return when the enemies could threaten the DPRK with A-bombs," it said, using an acronym for the country's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
The idea that the A-bombs were morally unjustifiable just never entered our minds, even as we pondered the future.
According to a study released by the Switzerland-based International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health in July 2010, "the increases in cancer, leukemia and infant mortality and perturbations of the normal human population birth sex ratio in Fallujah are significantly greater than those reported for the survivors of the A-Bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945." Similarly, Dr Chris Busby, author of "Cancer, Infant Mortality and Birth-Sex Ratio in Fallujah, Iraq 2005-2006," said, "We found that the infant mortality rates compared with Egypt and Jordan were about four or five times higher, and about ten times higher if you taker countries like Kuwait, where there is good health care."