Archive for March, 2014

Nuclear Weapons 101: How to launch a weapon of mass destruction

Nuclear Weapons 101: How to launch a weapon of mass destruction

As President Obama and world leaders conclude the Nuclear Safety Summit in Europe, “On the Radar” travels to the frozen plains of Nebraska and Wyoming to meet...

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Measured Progress on Nuclear Security

Measured Progress on Nuclear Security

Although the summit meeting was overshadowed by the crisis in Ukraine, 53 international leaders in The Hague this week made important progress on securing nuclear...

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The U.S. has treated Russia like a loser since the end of the Cold War <p style='font size:14px'>By  Jack F. Matlock Jr</p>

The U.S. has treated Russia like a loser since the end of the Cold War

By Jack F. Matlock Jr

One afternoon in September 1987, Secretary of State George Shultz settled in a chair across the table from Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze in a New York...

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Israel ‘probably’ next to ratify nuke test ban treaty

Israel ‘probably’ next to ratify nuke test ban treaty

The head of the international organization set up to outlaw nuclear weapons testing urged Israel Wednesday to be the next country to ratify the global nuclear test...

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US air force documents reveal ‘rot’ in culture of nuclear weapons officers

US air force documents reveal ‘rot’ in culture of nuclear weapons officers

Failings exposed last spring at a US nuclear missile base, reflecting what one officer called “rot” in the ranks, were worse than originally reported, according...

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Head of nuclear test ban body asks experts to check if vanished Malaysian aircraft exploded

Head of nuclear test ban body asks experts to check if vanished Malaysian aircraft exploded

The head of the organization that monitors the nuclear test ban treaty said Monday he has asked its experts to see if they detected an explosion at high altitude...

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Missile Defense Tester Calls for Redesign

Missile Defense Tester Calls for Redesign

The Defense Department’s chief weapons tester called in January for the redesign of a key component of the U.S. system intended to intercept long-range missiles...

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Getting Rid of Nukes: The Trilateral Statement at 20 Years

Getting Rid of Nukes: The Trilateral Statement at 20 Years

January 14 marks the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Trilateral Statement, the agreement that set the terms for eliminating the strategic nuclear weapons...

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A nuclear weapons strategy that’s stuck in the past <p style='font size:14px'>By Rachel Maddow</p>

A nuclear weapons strategy that’s stuck in the past

By Rachel Maddow

The major general “was visibly agitated about the long delay” at the airport, the witness said. “He appeared drunk and, in the public area, talked loudly about...

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