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Military noun A nuclear weapon
Vox populi verb (1) To render an area of region lifeless—e.g., by incineration, exposure to chemicals, and various forms of irradiation—e.g., IR or UV light

(2) To heat food or tissues with a microwave

nuke

Vox populi A popular term for
1. Any activity intended to render a population/location devoid of life–eg, by incineration, exposure to chemicals, and various forms of irradiation–eg, IR or UV light.
2. Heating food or tissues with a microwave.
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As for Nickaroo93's group, they plan to be more responsible and claim they're only studying how the nukes can affect the game.
On Wednesday, the civilian head of the US Air Forces said Washington saw no need to move the nukes stored at Incirlik.
From a nuclear standpoint, the result is a command-and-control system firmly in the hands of the civilian political leadership, a clearly stated 'no first use' policy, and a view that nukes are political weapons to project global power and prestige, not war-fighting tools.
The only way nukes get built is with real or de facto socialism.
With new construction virtually abandoned, and the continued operation of old reactors under intense attack in Japan, Europe and the US, only China and India remain as likely sites for large numbers of new nukes. Russia is doing its best to peddle them throughout the Third World.
Pretending to care about climate change, utility companies say that we must have more nukes to avoid increasing C02 levels.
Not surprisingly, the nations with nukes have not signed onto anything that would take away their deterrent factor, and, of course, Iran is hellbent on getting nukes for itself.
Our little nukes wilt in the face of the explosion that wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago.
The US should stop worrying about Pakistan's nukes and start worrying about the weapons lost in Afghanistan", The Daily Times quoted Abbas,as saying.
Also, the good old Dear Leader would not part with his long-range ballistic missile system, Taepodong 2, that can deliver nukes at distant targets.
So it was not North Korea's scrapping of its nuclear programme - as our own Colonel Gaddafi so wisely did by turning over his worthless rusting junk as WMD programme - but the threat to make use of their nukes that brought the administration off its high horse.
Israel's nuclear weapons are never mentioned by our government, and only rarely discussed by the media, so I welcomed Lew Butler's recent op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle, "It's Time to Talk About Israel's Nukes, and Ours Too." Iran knows that Israel has nuclear weapons--Butler estimates two hundred or so.