Archive for May, 2013

India, Japan differ on Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty in joint statement

India, Japan differ on Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty in joint statement

India and Japan continue to differ on the contentious issue of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) even though Japan has assured it would work to prepare the...

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Nuking Dangerous Asteroids Might Be the Best Protection, Expert Says

Nuking Dangerous Asteroids Might Be the Best Protection, Expert Says

If a dangerous asteroid appears to be on a collision course for Earth, one option is to send a spacecraft to destroy it with a nuclear warhead. Such a mission, which...

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Throwing Money at Nukes

Throwing Money at Nukes

The United States has about 180 B61 gravity nuclear bombs based in Europe. They are the detritus of the cold war, tactical weapons deployed in Belgium, Germany,...

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Senate backs Israel in event of strike on Iran nuclear weapon program

Senate backs Israel in event of strike on Iran nuclear weapon program

In a show of force, the United States Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed a resolution urging an uncompromising US stance against Iranian efforts to acquire nuclear...

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Russia Wary of Deeper Nuclear Arms Cuts

Russia Wary of Deeper Nuclear Arms Cuts

Russia’s top military officer on Thursday voiced skepticism about deeper nuclear arms cuts, saying they should require parallel reductions in non-nuclear precision...

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More South Koreans support developing nuclear weapons

More South Koreans support developing nuclear weapons

Perhaps it is merely basic human desire to keep up with the neighbors, but an increasing number of South Koreans are saying that they want nuclear weapons too.  Even...

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The secret laser-toting Soviet satellite that almost was

The secret laser-toting Soviet satellite that almost was

On the evening of Wednesday, March 23, 1983, Ronald Reagan delivered a televised address about defense and national security. “Let me share with you a vision of...

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Kazakhstan’s Painful Nuclear Past Looms Large Over Its Energy Future

Kazakhstan’s Painful Nuclear Past Looms Large Over Its Energy Future

As international attention continues to focus on the nuclear programs in North Korea and Iran, a less-discussed Asian country has quietly emerged as a leader in...

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U.S. Nuclear Warheads Set to Get a Facelift

U.S. Nuclear Warheads Set to Get a Facelift

When he took office in 2009, US President Barack Obama bolstered efforts to secure nuclear materials around the globe. That spring, speaking in Prague, he said that...

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Abolish nuclear weapons before it’s too late <p style='font size:14px'>By Robert E. Frye</p>

Abolish nuclear weapons before it’s too late

By Robert E. Frye

How often do we hear “well that can’t happen here.” Whether it is a small event of violence or one that captures the attention of the entire world....

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