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US Air Force fires nine in nuclear missile cheating scandal

US Air Force fires nine in nuclear missile cheating scandal

The US Air Force said Thursday it sacked nine nuclear missile officers and will discipline dozens of others over an exam cheating scandal that has sparked concerns about lax ethics. The officers, including chiefs of four squadrons, were all working […]


Lockheed Martin Resume Transition of US Nuclear Facility Management

Lockheed Martin Resume Transition of US Nuclear Facility Management

Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS) will resume its transition to manage and operate the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas, and Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tenn., effective immediately. CNS, which includes Bechtel National, […]


Iran’s comprehensive nuclear accord — a big deal

Iran’s comprehensive nuclear accord — a big deal

Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany began talks on Tuesday in Vienna on reaching a comprehensive nuclear deal. Iran is under UN and Western sanctions because of suspicions — denied by Tehran — […]


Excavation at North Korea nuclear test site: US think-tank

Excavation at North Korea nuclear test site: US think-tank

Recent satellite imagery suggests North Korea has stepped up excavation work at its main nuclear test site, but there are no signs of an imminent test, a US think-tank said Friday. The images indicate a “significant acceleration in excavation activity” […]


Iran demands ‘proof’ of nuclear weapons allegations

Iran demands ‘proof’ of nuclear weapons allegations

Iran said Wednesday it would not accept longstanding allegations that its nuclear program once had a military dimension without seeing the secret documents on which the charges are based. “We will not accept any of the (International Atomic Energy) Agency […]


US suspends 34 nuclear missile officers over exam cheating

US suspends 34 nuclear missile officers over exam cheating

The US military has suspended 34 officers in charge of launching nuclear missiles for cheating on a proficiency test, Air Force leaders said Wednesday. The scandal at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana marked the latest in a series of […]


US to Spend $1 Trillion on Nukes, but Payoff Unclear: Study

US to Spend $1 Trillion on Nukes, but Payoff Unclear: Study

The United States plans to spend $1 trillion on upgrading and maintaining its nuclear arsenal over the next 30 years, but delays in replacing current systems threaten to weaken US nuclear deterrence, according to a new independent study. “The new […]


North Korea warns of nuclear disaster, threatens US

North Korea warns of nuclear disaster, threatens US

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said Wednesday the Korean peninsula would be engulfed by “massive nuclear disaster” if war breaks out there again, warning the US it will not be safe in the event of a conflict. “If the war […]


Truck with dangerous radioactive material stolen in Mexico

Truck with dangerous radioactive material stolen in Mexico

Mexican authorities scrambled Wednesday to find a stolen truck containing “extremely dangerous” radioactive material used in medical treatment, officials said. The white Volkswagen Worker truck was transporting a “teletherapy source” containing cobalt-60 when it was stolen in the central Hidalgo […]


 
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