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On writing about nuclear weapons

National Catholic Reporter (blog) - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
I have a long column on nuclear weapons on Global Sisters Report. I think part of my motivation in writing was that if I told people how bad things are I wouldn't be so scared myself.
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Graphic: Donald Trump's Terrifying Views On Nuclear Weapons

ThinkProgress - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Trump has suggested that the U.S. is currently too economically and militarily weak to effectively deter allied nations facing regional threats (such as Japan, South Korea, and Saudi Arabia) from developing nuclear weapons of their own. And, he told ...
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UN chief says end 'madness' of nuclear weapon testing

The Times of Israel - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
These eight include the other six in the nuclear club - the United States, China, India, Pakistan, North Korea and Israel - as well as Iran and Egypt.
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Bobby Knight Praises Donald Trump for Being Willing to Start a Nuclear War

Slate Magazine (blog) - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
by dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the United States was the only country that had nuclear weapons.
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What Should the World Do With Its Nuclear Weapons?

The Atlantic - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
Many Americans have probably forgotten about nuclear weapons. But they are, once again, threatening world security. As The New York Times reported recently, major nuclear powers are rebuilding and upgrading their nuclear arsenals.

At Hiroshima, lay plans for a nuclear-weapon-free world

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
But when it comes to nuclear weapons, patient incrementalism may not always be sufficient. The greatest progress in arms control and weapons reduction has come when leaders took bold action in response to public outcry and world events.

YAHNIAN: More constraints on nuclear weapons use

University of Virginia The Cavalier Daily - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
When discussing the potential launch of a nuclear weapon, as has happened numerous times over the last 70 years, there is a real and measurable distance between a staff meeting and the millions or even billions of lives that would be affected by a ...
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Could the Islamic State Group Get a Nuclear Weapon?

U.S. News & World Report (blog) - ‎Apr 18, 2016‎
First the good news: The world has made considerable progress in the past few years on efforts to secure vulnerable nuclear weapons-usable material, according to a recent special report on nuclear terrorism in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists ...
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Bomb-sniffing drones: US scientists develop UAV nuclear weapon detection sensors

International Business Times UK - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
US scientists have found a way to miniaturise the sensor technology used to help detect nuclear and chemical weapons so that it can be attached to a drone, which could potentially make it much easier to detect dangerous explosives. Researchers and ...
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North Korea launches two midrange missiles; both tests fail

CNN - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
At the time, President Barack Obama said it was clear "that North Korea continues to engage in continuous provocative behavior.

Requiem for a Chair Throw - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
It didn't take "guts" to drop the atomic bomb on Japan, unless you thought it might not work. Some physicists working on the Manhattan Project had justifiable qualms, but hardly anybody in the country knew what the atomic bomb was until we dropped one ...
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South Korea admits Kim Jong-un has already obtained miniaturised nuclear warheads

Daily Mail - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
South Korea has confirmed that North Korea has successfully created miniaturised nuclear warheads as a leading US general said it is only a matter of time before Pyongyang builds long-rang missiles capable of hitting America and Japan.
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Turkish expert: Threats of using nuclear weapons can create problems for Armenia itself

Trend News Agency - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Armenia's threats of using nuclear weapons can create legal and political problems only for the country itself, said Mehmet Fatih Oztarsu, vice chairman of the Turkish analytical center Strategic Outlook.
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It Doesn't Require Much for a Nuclear Ban Treaty to Be Successful

Foreign Policy In Focus - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
As you can imagine, the chances of nuclear weapon states being among them are slim to nonexistent. But a growing movement believes that a nuclear ban treaty, also known as the Humanitarian Initiative, can be a first step toward global disarmament.

China 'tests terrifyingly powerful Dongfeng-41 nuclear missile' which could destroy London in HALF AN HOUR - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
China has allegedly tested a weapon of mass destruction capable of hitting London and other major European or American cities in just 30 minutes.
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Donald Trump's nuclear policy 'absurd and illogical', says North Korean official - ‎Apr 17, 2016‎
Donald Trump's nuclear policy has been mocked as “totally absurd and illogical” by an official from North Korea. Mr Trump has suggested that Japan and South Korea should have nuclear weapons to protect themselves from the rogue state. "You have so ...

Intelligence Chief: We Don't Know If North Korea Has a 'Boosted Bomb'

Defense One - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
“A boosted fission bomb alone…would mean that North Korea is well on its way to making nuclear bombs that are small enough and lightweight enough to fit on ballistic missiles,” wrote Ferguson.
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WATCH: Trump won't rule out using nuclear weapons against ISIS

Twitchy - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Is there really any politician in the U.S. who has a “happy trigger” to use nukes? Trump added, “It's a horror to use nuclear weapons. The power of weaponry today is the single greatest problem that our world has. It's not global warming, like our ...
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US to buy heavy water from Iran's nuclear program

Reuters - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
Heavy water is a component of making nuclear weapons and nuclear energy, that is not radioactive. Under last year's landmark nuclear deal between Iran, the United States and five other world powers, Tehran is responsible for reducing its stock of heavy ...
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Do We Really Want China Living in Fear of a US Nuclear Attack?

Foreign Policy In Focus - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
In a January 2016 paper for the Union of Concerned Scientists titled China's Military Calls for Putting Its Nuclear Forces on Alert, Gregory Kulacki explains.