Test your nuke-knowledge …

Which countries currently have nuclear weapons?


Thanks to North Korea, nuclear weapons have been in the news a lot lately.

After President Trump’s Afghan speech last night, many pundits observed that calling out Pakistan and India was a bit risky since both were nuclear powers.

Be honest: Did you know that?

My bet:  most Americans have no idea which countries do and do not have nuclear weapons now.

For example, what about France, Germany, Israel, Japan and the UK?

Yes or no?



You get the point.

Now it’s your turn.

No Googling or peeking !

I’ll even state the question to give you a hint:

What 9 countries currently have nuclear weapons?


The simple answer is that 9 countries currently have known nuclear weapons:

United States, Russia, United Kingdom, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and, now, North Korea




But, according to ICAN (the International Campaign to Abolish Nukes), the “problem” spans much wider than the 9 countries above.

In addition to the 9 …

Five European nations “host” US nuclear weapons on their soil as part of a NATO nuclear-sharing arrangement.

Roughly two dozen other nations claim to rely on US nuclear weapons for their security.




And,  there are many nations with nuclear power or research reactors capable of being diverted for weapons production.

“The spread of nuclear know-how has increased the risk that more nations will develop the bomb.”

Think they’re talking about Iran?

Oh yeah, not-to-worry, Iran signed the “Deal”




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