Archive for August, 2013

US nuclear weapons poised for catastrophe <p style='font size:14px'>By James Carroll</p>

US nuclear weapons poised for catastrophe

By James Carroll

It was bad enough when, last April, 17 US Air Force missile officers were relieved for dereliction of duty at the Minuteman III base at Minot, N.D. A commander there...

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Nuclear missile base sacks security chief after failing safety test

Nuclear missile base sacks security chief after failing safety test

A nuclear missile base in Montana that failed a safety test this month has let its security chief go.  The 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base operates...

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Banning the Bomb Blast <p style='font size:14px'>By Josheph Cirincione</p>

Banning the Bomb Blast

By Josheph Cirincione

Eisenhower wanted it; Kennedy almost got it; Clinton negotiated it; and now Obama can deliver it.  It is the longest-sought, hardest-fought for goal in the history...

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The End of a Nuclear Era <p style='font size:14px'>By James E. Goodby</p>

The End of a Nuclear Era

By James E. Goodby

President Barack Obama’s cancellation of his planned meeting next month with President Vladimir Putin was followed by a statement at his Aug. 9 press conference...

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World Nuclear Stockpile Report

World Nuclear Stockpile Report

The exact number of nuclear weapons in global arsenals is not known. With little exception, each of the nine countries with nuclear weapons guards these numbers...

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Take a stand against nuclear weapons

Take a stand against nuclear weapons

Sixty-eight years have passed since atomic bombs were used against people for the first time — on Aug. 6, 1945, in Hiroshima and three days later in Nagasaki....

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Venting and Complaining

Venting and Complaining

Fifty years ago today, the United States, the Soviet Union, and Britain signed the Limited Test Ban Treaty (LTBT) banning nuclear tests in the atmosphere, outer...

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Pakistan says world without nuclear weapons is ‘feasible’

Pakistan says world without nuclear weapons is ‘feasible’

Pakistan has said nuclear disarmament is feasible and should be pursued in a universal manner, echoing the mayor of Hiroshima’s call for peace and the abolition...

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What Kind of Glasses Do You Need to See Iranian ICBMs? <p style='font size:14px'>ByGreg Thielmann</p>

What Kind of Glasses Do You Need to See Iranian ICBMs?

ByGreg Thielmann

As warnings of the Iranian ICBM threat continue to emanate from the halls of Congress and the sound bytes of strategic missile defense advocates, it is worth taking...

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