Archive for June, 2017

Safety lapses undermine nuclear warhead work at Los Alamos

Safety lapses undermine nuclear warhead work at Los Alamos

An extended shutdown of the nation’s only scientific laboratory for producing and testing the plutonium cores for its nuclear weapons has taken a toll on America’s...

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‘Tear down this wall’: How Reagan’s forgotten line became a defining moment

‘Tear down this wall’: How Reagan’s forgotten line became a defining moment

The very idea of Ronald Reagan standing before the most powerful symbol of the Cold War and demanding that the leader of the Soviet empire “tear down this wall”...

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‘Tear down this wall’: How Reagan’s forgotten line became a defining moment

‘Tear down this wall’: How Reagan’s forgotten line became a defining moment

The very idea of Ronald Reagan standing before the most powerful symbol of the Cold War and demanding that the leader of the Soviet empire “tear down this wall”...

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Trump, Who Pledged to Overhaul Nuclear Arsenal, Now Faces Increased Costs

Trump, Who Pledged to Overhaul Nuclear Arsenal, Now Faces Increased Costs

When President Barack Obama’s term ended in January, he left a momentous decision to the Trump administration: whether to continue a 30-year, $1 trillion program...

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‘Last Secret’ of 1967 War: Israel’s Doomsday Plan for Nuclear Display

‘Last Secret’ of 1967 War: Israel’s Doomsday Plan for Nuclear Display

On the eve of the Arab-Israeli war, 50 years ago this week, Israeli officials raced to assemble an atomic device and developed a plan to detonate it atop a mountain...

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Reagan was right about missile defense

Reagan was right about missile defense

More than 30 years ago, President Ronald Reagan proposed the Strategic Defense Initiative – a bold vision to defend America from nuclear missiles with something...

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Reagan-Gorbachev summit in Moscow ends

Reagan-Gorbachev summit in Moscow ends

On this day in 1988, President Ronald Reagan, while walking through Red Square and the Kremlin in Moscow, declared that the Cold War with the Soviet Union had ended....

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