Secretary of Defense Just Visited America’s Secret ‘Area 52’

Which as you know is even secreter than Area 51! “Given its similar secrecy and proximity to Area 51—it’s just 65 miles north—Tonopah might as well be “Area 52.” (In fact, that’s exactly what one 1998 Department of Energy document called it.) Today, the test range is a key nuclear weapons facility for the DoE, specializing in “[nuclear] stockpile reliability testing; arming, fusing, and firing systems testing; and the testing of nuclear weapon delivery systems.” Tonopah is currently involved in testing the B61-12 tactical nuclear weapons.

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