Archive for February, 2012

5 Foolproof Methods for Detecting Secret Nuclear Bomb Tests

5 Foolproof Methods for Detecting Secret Nuclear Bomb Tests

Over 2000 nuclear tests took place between 1945 and the signing of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty in 1996, with the United States and Soviet Union combining...

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A New Weapon Against Nukes: Social Media

A New Weapon Against Nukes: Social Media

Here are two things you don’t often hear mentioned in the same sentence: social media and nuclear weapons.

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Shall We Call It the ‘Bronze Standard’?

Shall We Call It the ‘Bronze Standard’?

President Obama usually deserves high marks for his efforts to curb the spread of dangerous nuclear technology. But his administration’s decision not to insist...

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Ban Calls For More Ratifications of Global Treaty Banning Nuclear Tests

Ban Calls For More Ratifications of Global Treaty Banning Nuclear Tests

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged eight key countries that have not ratified the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) to do so and thus accelerate...

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Hill Poll: Voters Willing to See US Attack Iran Over Nuclear Weapons

Hill Poll: Voters Willing to See US Attack Iran Over Nuclear Weapons

Nearly half of likely voters think the United States should be willing to use military force to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, according to this week’s...

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Tactical Nuclear Weapons ‘are an anachronism’

Tactical Nuclear Weapons ‘are an anachronism’

Tactical nuclear weapons in Europe are a Cold War anachronism and should be removed from combat bases, argues the group Global Zero in a new report.

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Reagan’s Ghost Has to Be Chuckling Now<p></p>By Pat Murphy

Reagan’s Ghost Has to Be Chuckling Now

By Pat Murphy

If there’s a perch in the afterlife from which spirits look down to take note of what’s been said about them, Ronald Reagan’s ghost must be having a whale...

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US Weighing Steep Nuclear Arms Cuts

US Weighing Steep Nuclear Arms Cuts

The Obama administration is weighing options for sharp new cuts to the U.S. nuclear force, including a reduction of up to 80 percent in the number of deployed weapons,...

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Ronald Reagan and His Quest to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

Ronald Reagan and His Quest to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

In Ronald Reagan and His Quest to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, Paul Lettow explores the depth and sophistication of President Ronald Reagan’s commitment to ridding...

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