Archive for October, 2011

The Bloated Nuclear Weapons Budget

The Bloated Nuclear Weapons Budget

Twenty years after the end of the cold war, the United States still has about 2,500 nuclear weapons deployed and 2,600 more as backup. The Obama administration,...

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Dream of Nuclear-Weapon-Free World is Possible, Ban Says

Dream of Nuclear-Weapon-Free World is Possible, Ban Says

As the world prepares to welcome its 7 billionth inhabitant next week, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed the need to achieve a future for the entire human...

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U.S.’s Most Powerful Nuclear Bomb Being Dismantled

U.S.’s Most Powerful Nuclear Bomb Being Dismantled

The last of the nation’s most powerful nuclear bombs — a weapon hundreds of times stronger than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima — is being disassembled nearly...

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Growing U.S. Interest Seen For Nuclear Test Ban Pact

Growing U.S. Interest Seen For Nuclear Test Ban Pact

U.S. politicians are showing growing interest in a treaty to outlaw nuclear tests, the head of the agency set up to monitor the ban said on Thursday, but it is uncertain...

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U.S. To Meet North Korea About Resuming Stalled Talks

U.S. To Meet North Korea About Resuming Stalled Talks

U.S. representatives will meet a North Korean delegation next week in Geneva to test whether the regime in Pyongyang is interested in resuming stalled six-nation...

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The Bottom Line Case for Zeroing Out Nuclear Weapons

The Bottom Line Case for Zeroing Out Nuclear Weapons

This month marks the 25th anniversary of the summit in Reykjavik, Iceland, where the strident anti-communist President of the United States, Ronald Reagan, met with...

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Iran’s Nuclear Program Suffering New Setbacks, Diplomats and Experts Say

Iran’s Nuclear Program Suffering New Setbacks, Diplomats and Experts Say

Iran’s nuclear program, which stumbled badly after a reported cyberattack last year, appears beset by poorly performing equipment, shortages of parts and other...

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Program Senses Danger Both Above and Below Ground

Program Senses Danger Both Above and Below Ground

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. — Besides detecting and defending against enemy attacks, members of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic...

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No Nukes: Bringing The Right And Left Together<p></p> By Linton Weeks

No Nukes: Bringing The Right And Left Together

By Linton Weeks

Finally. Something the right and the left can agree on: nuclear disarmament.  On Tuesday, more than 70 notable people from around the world will convene at the...

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How to Disarm a Nuclear North Korea

How to Disarm a Nuclear North Korea

North Korea’s nuclear test and military provocations in 2009 and 2010 created a situation far too dangerous to leave unattended. When President Obama hosts South...

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