Skip to navigationSkip to content

Watch John Oliver make the case that America is the world’s greatest nuclear threat

Maybe the world’s biggest nuclear threat isn’t Iran or North Korea but the United States. Watch British comedian John Oliver make the argument on his HBO show:

America has about 4,800 airheads in silos in Wyoming, Montana, and North Dakota. But these missile facilities are run down, poorly managed, and very outdated. One site in Wyoming still uses floppy disks. Another had a crow bar propping up the door designed to protect the hallway leading to the capsule.

Subscribe to the Daily Brief, our morning email with news and insights you need to understand our changing world.