Archive for July, 2011

A Farewell to Nuclear Arms<p></p> By Mikhail Gorbachev

A Farewell to Nuclear Arms

By Mikhail Gorbachev

Twenty-five years ago this month, I sat across from Ronald Reagan in Reykjavik, Iceland to negotiate a deal that would have reduced, and could have ultimately eliminated...

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Laid-Back in the Lab, Maybe, but They Spurred the Weapons Race

Laid-Back in the Lab, Maybe, but They Spurred the Weapons Race

In 1952 the physicist Ernest O. Lawrence assembled a group of young scientists to design weapons that were radically different from those being designed at Los Alamos...

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New START Implementation Proceeding “Smoothly”

New START Implementation Proceeding “Smoothly”

Implementation of the New START nuclear arms control treaty has proceeded “smoothly” since the pact took effect in February, U.S. Assistant Secretary...

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U.S., North Korea conclude ‘constructive’ talks

U.S., North Korea conclude ‘constructive’ talks

Diplomats from the United States and North Korea on Friday ended a rare two-day session of talks in New York that Pyongyang’s top representative called “constructive...

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Nuclear-Detection Effort is Halted as Ineffective

Nuclear-Detection Effort is Halted as Ineffective

The Obama administration has quietly canceled a much-criticized billion-dollar program to equip ports across the United States with detectors to pick out radioactive...

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House Panel Funds State Department Nonproliferation Efforts

House Panel Funds State Department Nonproliferation Efforts

WASHINGTON — A key congressional panel on Wednesday approved a fiscal 2012 spending plan that would fully fund the U.S. State Department’s nonproliferation...

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Top U.S. Nuclear Commander Signals Modest Tack on Updating Forces

Top U.S. Nuclear Commander Signals Modest Tack on Updating Forces

WASHINGTON — The nation’s top military commander for nuclear weapons on Tuesday said he wants to preserve the U.S. strategic triad of bomber aircraft,...

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U.S. Nuclear Weapons to South Korea? <p></p>By Ralph A. Cossa

U.S. Nuclear Weapons to South Korea?

By Ralph A. Cossa

Support for the U.S.-ROK alliance has never seemed stronger in South Korea. Our two countries appear to be in lockstep when it comes to dealing with North Korea...

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Nuclear Smuggling in Moldova, Not Enough Urgency in U.S.

Nuclear Smuggling in Moldova, Not Enough Urgency in U.S.

On June 29, six men were arrested in Moldova for attempting to sell uranium to an undercover security agent, who was posing as a North African buyer.

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Chief Nuclear Negotiators From North and South Korea Meet for First Time Since 2008

Chief Nuclear Negotiators From North and South Korea Meet for First Time Since 2008

The chief nuclear negotiators for South and North Korea met Friday for the first time since 2008, raising cautious hopes that after months of recriminations the...

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