Archive for August, 2016

Nuclear accident in New Mexico ranks among the costliest in U.S. history

Nuclear accident in New Mexico ranks among the costliest in U.S. history

When a drum containing radioactive waste blew up in an underground nuclear dump in New Mexico two years ago, the Energy Department rushed to quell concerns in the...

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End the First-Use Policy for Nuclear Weapons <p style='font size:14px'>By James E. Cartwright</p>

End the First-Use Policy for Nuclear Weapons

By James E. Cartwright

Throughout the nuclear age, presidents have allowed their senior commanders to plan for the first use of nuclear weapons. Contingency plans were drawn to initiate...

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Trump Says He Would Only Use Nuclear Weapons in a Sarcastic Way

Trump Says He Would Only Use Nuclear Weapons in a Sarcastic Way

Clarifying his position on a key national-security issue, Donald Trump said on Friday that as President he would be willing to use nuclear weapons, “but only in...

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The terrifying prospect of Donald Trump with nuclear weapons <p style='font size:14px'>By Steve Chapman</p>

The terrifying prospect of Donald Trump with nuclear weapons

By Steve Chapman

The world’s most astonishing and beneficial achievement of the past 70 years is not something humanity did but something it avoided doing: using nuclear weapons....

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A Nuclear Legacy Within Reach

A Nuclear Legacy Within Reach

The Air Force has formally begun the process of asking defense contractors to submit proposals for a new long-range cruise missile and a new land-based intercontinental...

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Debate Over Trump’s Fitness Raises Issue of Checks on Nuclear Power

Debate Over Trump’s Fitness Raises Issue of Checks on Nuclear Power

Hillary Clinton has fueled a debate over whether her rival for the presidency, Donald J. Trump, is fit to command America’s atomic forces. “Imagine him in the...

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Donald Trump, Perhaps Unwittingly, Exposes Paradox of Nuclear Arms

Donald Trump, Perhaps Unwittingly, Exposes Paradox of Nuclear Arms

Donald J. Trump’s remarks on nuclear weapons have brought him, at times, to a question: Why should he be constrained from ever using them? – More

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