How the US Just Did Away With Its Biggest Nuke (Video)

| Thu Oct. 27, 2011 6:15 AM EDT

The United States' ability to annihilate millions of people at a time is a little weaker than it was last week. The agency in charge of America's nuclear arsenal announced Tuesday that it's finished dismantling the country's oldest, biggest A-bomb, the B53.

The disassembly, detailed in the government video below, "is a major accomplishment that has made the world safer and for which everyone involved should be proud," Deputy Energy Secretary Daniel Poneman said in a statement. "Safely and securely dismantling surplus weapons is a critical step along the road to achieving President Obama's vision of a world without nuclear weapons."

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