How did the U.S. get to the point where we have a stockpile of thousands of nuclear weapons in our arsenal?  This week’s Real History answers that question, tracing the evolution of the bomb through the various military commanders and philosophies that allowed the U.S. stockpile of weapons to be second to none.

The documentary on ‘Real News’ ends on an intriguing question – how much is enough?  We have news now that Japan is seeking nuclear “energy” likely because of the recent sabre rattling from North Korea, South Korea isn’t very comfortable with their neighbor’s to the north having nuclear weapons, Pakistan is an unstable place with nuclear capability and, of course, there is Iran. How do we combat nuclear proliferation? How will our actions on this issue change the geopolitical power structure?

Watch the segment below:

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