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Specific types of nuclear weapons
- Fission device: An assembly of components, not necessarily in a form usable as a weapon, which will produce a large energy release through nuclear fission
- Fusion device: An explosive device, whether used as a weapon or for other purposes, which depends for most of its explosive power on the release of energy by combining atomic nuclei
- CBRNE Consequence Management Response Force: Under United States Northern Command, a U.S. Army organization, complemented with National Guard units, for responding to domestic chemical, biological, nuclear, radiological and high-yield explosive events in the United States and Canada
- Fat Man (nuclear weapon): The nuclear weapon used to destroy Nagasaki, Japan and it was the first operational fission device using implosion of a plutonium core.
- Little Boy (nuclear weapon): Code name for the first nuclear weapon used in warfare, dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, on August 6, 1945; gun-type uranium fission; also designated Mark I
- Los Alamos National Laboratory: A U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory located in Los Alamos, New Mexico and originally the development and construction center of nuclear weapons during the Manhattan Project for use by the United States of America in World War II.
- Radioactivity: The property of the unstable nuclei of chemical elements to decay into another isotope, emitting energy or particles
- Single Integrated Operational Plan: The U.S. plan and doctrine for the use of nuclear weapons in a large campaign, prepared for all services by the United States Strategic Command, based on Joint Chiefs of Staff guidance
- TNT equivalent: A unit of energy commonly used to quantify the energy released (or "yielded") in explosions.