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  • The United States' last B53 nuclear bomb is being dismantled on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at the Pantex Plant just outside Amarillo, Texas. (AP Photo/National Nuclear Security Administration)

    U.S. dismantling its most powerful nuke

    The last of the nation's most powerful nuclear bombs — a weapon hundreds of times stronger than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima — is being disassembled nearly a half-century after it was put into service at the height of the Cold War.


  • The United States' last B53 nuclear bomb was dismantled Tuesday at the Pantex Plant just outside Amarillo, Texas. It is a milestone in President Obama's efforts to reduce the number of nuclear weapons. (Associated Press)

    Biggest nuclear bomb dismantled

    The last of the nation's most powerful nuclear bombs - a weapon hundreds of times stronger than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima - is being disassembled nearly half a century after it was put into service at the height of the Cold War.


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