The United States began its postwar atomic weapons testing program in 1946. Over the following 16 years, hundreds of thousands of troops were subjected to radiation in various experiments, according to this New York Times report. Here are some of their stories.
In an effort to upgrade its aging nuclear weapons and accompanying silos, the Air Force is exploring the possibility of chauffeuring its missiles around in a massive, underground network of tunnels. Driving Miss Daisy, meet the Apocalypse.