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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 Takes ‘Positive First Step’ On Nukes, Official Says

North Korea Takes ‘Positive First Step’ On Nukes, Official Says

The North Korean government has agreed to stop all nuclear activities at its main production and testing plant and to allow the return of inspectors, in a move a Defense Department official described as a positive step toward denuclearization of […]


Pakistan rejects report of unsafe nukes

Pakistan rejects report of unsafe nukes

Pakistan on Sunday angrily rejected a report that it had been moving its nuclear weapons in unsafe conditions, saying nobody should underestimate its capability to defend itself. Two US magazines reported Friday that Pakistan has begun moving its nuclear weapons […]


Stratcom Chief Discusses US Nuclear Triad

Stratcom Chief Discusses US Nuclear Triad

While 10 years of war have focused the military on conventional weapons, the nation’s nuclear force is in need of attention, a senior officer told Defense Writers Group reporters yesterday. Air Force Gen. C. Robert “Bob” Kehler leads U.S. Strategic […]


Israel a threat to region because has atomic bomb: Erdogan

Israel a threat to region because has atomic bomb: Erdogan

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday branded Israel as a “threat” to its region, accusing it of owning nuclear weapons, in a defence of Palestinians. “I right now see Israel as a threat for its region, because it […]


US tried to stop Pakistan nuclear drive

US tried to stop Pakistan nuclear drive

The United States waged a secret diplomatic campaign in the 1970s to prevent Pakistan from developing nuclear weapons by pressing countries to control exports, declassified documents said. In remarks with striking parallels to current US debates, officials in President Jimmy […]


More nuke treaties remain on agenda, official says

More nuke treaties remain on agenda, official says

With one major arms reduction treaty nearly to the enforcement stage, more work lies ahead to advance the nation’s nuclear security, a senior State Department official said Jan. 19. Rose Gotemoeller, the State Department’s assistant secretary for the Bureau of […]


Tritium Supplies for US Nukes in Jeopardy, Says GAO

Tritium Supplies for US Nukes in Jeopardy, Says GAO

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has been unable to overcome the technical challenges it has experienced producing tritium. To produce tritium, stainless steel rods containing lithium aluminate and zirconium —called tritium-producing burnable absorber rods (TPBAR)—are irradiated in the Tennessee […]


Pakistan nukes safe despite growing militant threat: Clinton

Pakistan nukes safe despite growing militant threat: Clinton

LONDON: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Sunday the latest militant attack in Pakistan shows an “increasing” threat to the state, but voiced confidence Islamabad was in control of its nuclear arsenal. Clinton told reporters in London that the […]


 
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