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Stolen isotope in Mexico enough for ‘dirty bomb’: experts

Stolen isotope in Mexico enough for ‘dirty bomb’: experts

Mexico’s nuclear commission said Wednesday the radioactive material inside a stolen truck weighed 60 grams, a quantity experts said is enough to make a “dirty bomb.” Jaime Aguirre Gomez, radiological security director at the National Commission for Nuclear Safety and […]


World powers will stop nuclear Iran: German FM

World powers will stop nuclear Iran: German FM

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle vowed Thursday that the international community will block Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, as he underscored Germany’s steadfast support for Israel. “The current Iranian nuclear program represents an enormous danger” not only to Israel […]


Novel radiation surveillance technology could help thwart nuclear terrorism

Novel radiation surveillance technology could help thwart nuclear terrorism

Among terrorism scenarios that raise the most concern are attacks involving nuclear devices or materials. For that reason, technology that can effectively detect smuggled radioactive materials is considered vital to U.S. security. To support the nation’s nuclear-surveillance capabilities, researchers at […]


Iran-US brinkmanship over oil strait of Hormuz worsens

Iran-US brinkmanship over oil strait of Hormuz worsens

A showdown between Iran and the United States over Tehran’s threats to close the strategic Strait of Hormuz to oil tankers worsened on Thursday with warships from each side giving weight to an increasingly bellicose exchange of words. Iran’s Revolutionary […]


Exercise tests response to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear threats

Exercise tests response to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear threats

Before taking on the role of the Army’s lead element in the Defense Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Response Force, or DCRF, on Sept. 30, Fort Polk’s 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade took part in a training exercise at Camp Atterbury, […]


Hunt on for Russian nuclear smuggler: US report

Hunt on for Russian nuclear smuggler: US report

Authorities in the ex-Soviet republic of Moldova are hunting the alleged Russian mastermind of a failed plan to sell weapons-grade uranium on the black market, a new US Senate report said Tuesday. AFP reported in June that Moldova police had […]


Global Strike Command tests nuclear readiness

Global Strike Command tests nuclear readiness

Airmen with Global Strike Command recently completed the first command-wide nuclear operational readiness exercise, called Constant Vigilance, without taking a break from scheduled wing-level activities, exercises and training. “This operation energized every part of the command,” said Maj. Scott Ryan, […]


Nuclear scientist says bomb saved Pakistan

Nuclear scientist says bomb saved Pakistan

The father of Pakistan’s nuclear bomb has vigorously defended the program as sparing his country the fate of Iraq or Libya, amid signs that Islamabad is ramping up its weapons capacities. Writing in Newsweek magazine, Abdul Qadeer Khan said that […]


Assistant secretary of defense talks nuclear deterrence, treaties

Assistant secretary of defense talks nuclear deterrence, treaties

The top defense official charged with defending the nation from nuclear, chemical and biological threats visited here May 9 to observe the Airmen responsible for maintaining and protecting America’s nuclear deterrent. Andrew Weber, the assistant secretary of defense for nuclear, […]


 
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