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  • September 12, 1954 - U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff recommend using atomic bombs on China in conflict over Chiang Kai-shek's troops on Quemoy and Matsu islands.
  • September 17, 2012 - Mongolia is officially recognized as a single-state nuclear weapon-free zone.
  • September 20, 1945 - The U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff embrace "first strike" atomic warfare policy.
  • September 22, 1979 - A nuclear explosion occurs over the South Indian Ocean off the Cape of Good Hope, possibly conducted by South Africa with the assistance of Israel.
 
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