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What does NUKE stand for?

NUKE stands for Nuclear (weapon)

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ITEM: In an early October news release, the Arms Control Association reports: "After mope than two years of stop-and-go efforts to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis, six countries agreed Sept.
Along with the incineration of Nagasaki, the United States' decision to develop and deploy history's most efficient "weapons of mass destruction"--effectively ending World War II and inaugurating the nuclear age--resulted in over 200,000 deaths upon impact, and an estimated 125,000 subsequent fatalities from radiation exposure and related ailments, almost all of them civilian casualties.