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The Nuclear Vault

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The Nuclear Vault

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The Vela Flash: Forty Years Ago

Washington D.C., September 22, 2019 – An unidentified flash on 22 September 1979 in the far South Atlantic had a “90% plus” probability of being a nuclear test, according to a CIA...

Sep 22, 2019