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The prohibition on use

Today’s nine nuclear-armed states possess the unique capability to start or engage in a nuclear war, which could — under some extreme scenarios — end all human life on Earth. Nuclear weapons have not been used since August 1945 when the United States dropped a nuclear weapon first on Hiroshima and then, three days later, on Nagasaki.

The US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, General Mark Milley (on the right of the picture), was so worried in early January 2021 that Donald Trump was out of control, that he took secret action to order aides not to act immediately on any move by Trump to use US nuclear forces.  This is according to the book ‘Peril’ by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa.
The US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, General Mark Milley (on the right of the picture), was so worried in early January 2021 that Donald Trump was out of control, that he took secret action to order aides not to act immediately on any move by Trump to use US nuclear forces. This is according to the book ‘Peril’ by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa. Photo: Alex Brandon/AP/NTB
Compliance and compatibility with the TPNW's prohibition on threatening to use nuclear weapons
Compliance and compatibility with the TPNW's prohibition on threatening to use nuclear weaponsns
ARTICLE 1(1)(d) - INTERPRETATION
Immediate fatalities and injuries from one 100 kiloton nuclear weapon
Immediate fatalities and injuries from one 100 kiloton nuclear weapon
Counter-force and counter-value