1998 Doomsday Clock Time: 9 Minutes To Midnight
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In 1998 the doomsday clock is set forward by five to 9 minutes to midnight. India and Pakistan tensions are high in 1998, as both nations conduct nuclear tests of their own just weeks apart from each other.
By the year 2000 the United States nuclear stockpile decreased however from 10,577 nuclear capable weapons to 8,360.
Tensions between the United States and Russia are still high, but Russias nuclear stockpile continues to decline, from 27,000 nuclear capable weapons to 21,500.