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Russia to boost nuclear, space defence forces against US

Russia to boost nuclear, space defence forces against US

Russia will respond to the United States’ “prompt global strike” programme designed to take out targets within an hour by upgrading its nuclear and space defence forces, its deputy prime minister said Wednesday. “Our response to the prompt global strike […]


Scottish independence may force UK nuclear deterrent rethink

Scottish independence may force UK nuclear deterrent rethink

Britain’s future as a nuclear-armed nation could be thrown into doubt if Scotland votes for independence on September 18, experts say, raising serious questions about its future status in the international community. The UK’s Trident nuclear submarines are currently based […]


US, South Korea set up wartime unit to destroy North’s nukes: report

US, South Korea set up wartime unit to destroy North’s nukes: report

South Korea said Thursday it would create a joint military unit with the United States, as a report suggested the contingent would target North Korea’s weapons of mass destruction if a full-scale conflict broke out. The mechanized unit led by […]


Ministers fail to broker Iran talks breakthrough

Ministers fail to broker Iran talks breakthrough

Western foreign ministers appeared Sunday to have failed in their mission to inject momentum into talks with Iran in Vienna, seven days before the deadline to strike a momentous nuclear deal. The talks were set to continue, however, with US […]


Final push in ‘historic’ Iran nuclear talks

Final push in ‘historic’ Iran nuclear talks

Iran nuclear talks enter the decisive, dangerous endgame Thursday with a marathon final round of hardball negotiations potentially going all the way to the July 20 finish line. The deal being sought by Iran and the five permanent members of […]


Last dangerous chemicals shipped from Syria: watchdog

Last dangerous chemicals shipped from Syria: watchdog

The last of Syria’s declared chemical agents have been shipped from the war-torn country after months of delays and are en route for destruction at sea, the world’s chemical watchdog said on Monday. “As we speak, the ship (carrying the […]


Air Force Secretary Outlines Changes for Nuclear Force

Air Force Secretary Outlines Changes for Nuclear Force

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James today outlined new incentives and measures designed to change the culture of the service’s nuclear force. Following a cheating scandal involving intercontinental ballistic missile launch officers at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, and the […]


World’s nuclear arsenal reduction slows down: Stockholm institute

World’s nuclear arsenal reduction slows down: Stockholm institute

The number of nuclear weapons in the world continue to decline, but at a slower pace than in previous years, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said Monday. “Over the past five years there has been a steady decline […]


New method discovered to protect against chemical weapons

New method discovered to protect against chemical weapons

Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered that some compounds called polyoxoniobates can degrade and decontaminate nerve agents such as the deadly sarin gas, and have other characteristics that may make them ideal for protective suits, masks or other clothing. […]


 
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