Posts by Category: Nuclear Weapons

Broken Arrow Incidents

Broken Arrow Incidents

A “broken arrow” is an accidental event that involves nuclear weapons or nuclear components but which does not create the risk of nuclear war, known as a Broken Arrow in United States military terminology. Below are documents ...

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Dull Sword Incidents

Dull Sword Incidents

Background A “dull sword” is an Air Force reporting term that marks reports of minor incidents involving nuclear weapons, components or systems, or which could impair their deployment. This could include actions involving vehicles ...

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Operation Blowdown

Operation Blowdown

Operation Blowdown was a military operation that took place on 18 July 1963. Conducted in northern Queensland, Australia by a joint Australian-American-British team, it was designed to simulate the effects of a nuclear weapon on tropical ...

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