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Is it Obvious Why India Cares About Nuclear Weapons?

The Diplomat - ‎2 hours ago‎
Do states acquire weapons because of security needs or out of a desire for prestige? Analysts have asked this question about a wide range of weapons, including advanced fighter jets, nuclear submarines, aircraft carriers, battleships, and (perhaps most ...
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Trump Won't Rule Out Using Nuclear Weapons Against ISIS but Promises 'I Won't Be a Happy Trigger'

People Magazine - ‎20 hours ago‎
Trump also recently said that he would not rule out using nuclear weapons in Europe. During a town hall in Wisconsin last month, he told MSNBC's Chris Matthews, "Look, nuclear should be off the table, but would there a time when it could be used?

On writing about nuclear weapons

National Catholic Reporter (blog) - ‎36 minutes ago‎
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.

Why It's Not The Time To Pull Back On Nuclear Weapons

Daily Caller - ‎20 hours ago‎
FILE In this Oct. 1, 1999 file photo a Topol-M intercontinental ballistic missile is launched from the northern Plesetsk cosmodrome in Russia.
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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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Korea needs no nuclear weapons: Blinken

The Korea Herald - ‎15 hours ago‎
Fueling the debate was the suggestion from U.S. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump that South Korea and Japan could be allowed to develop their own nuclear weapons for self-defense so as to reduce American burdens in protecting the ...
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China tests vehicle capable of 'delivering nuclear weapons'

Daily Mail - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
China has reportedly tested a new hypersonic glide vehicle capable of travelling at up to 7,000mph and designed to deliver nuclear weapons through missile defence shields. The DF-ZF glider was fixed to a ballistic missile and launched from Wuzhai ...

D66 MP calls for national ban on nuclear weapons

NL Times - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
D66 parliamentarian Sjoerd Sjoerdsma is calling for a national ban on nuclear weapons. “We all know what devastating consequences the use of nuclear weapons can have and I think it is a good idea for the Netherlands to have a national ban on nuclear ...
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Bobby Knight Praises Donald Trump for Being Willing to Start a Nuclear War

Slate Magazine (blog) - ‎18 hours ago‎
by dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the United States was the only country that had nuclear weapons.

Grant Baghratian: Armenia has nuclear weapons

News.Az - ‎3 hours ago‎
To the request of confused journalists to clarify what he said, Baghratian noted that he is not going to explain anything. "We have a potential of creating nuclear weapons," he said adding: "We have nuclear weapons." During his recent speech in the ...

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 ...

John Bolton: Obama Has Iran 'On a Highway to Nuclear Weapons'

NewsBusters (blog) - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
On Fox News shortly after Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's foreign policy speech today, former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton evaluated what the GOP frontrunner had to say about Iran's efforts to develop nuclear weapons.

US Congressmen Concerned Over China's Nuclear Weapons Aid To Pak

NDTV - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Washington: Expressing concern over latest reports suggesting that China supplied nuclear weapons technology and design to Pakistan, two influential US lawmakers have written a letter to the Obama administration, seeking to know what has been done to ...
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UN urges nations to ratify treaty banning nuclear weapons

New York Daily News - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
The head of the United Nations urged the U.S. and seven other nations to ratify the treaty banning nuclear weapons testing so the agreement can take effect.

The Smaller, 'Usable' Nuclear Weapons Delusion

New York Times - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
But 70 years is an eye-blink in the larger scheme of things, and nuclear weapons are better thought of as just the first entry in a new class of multiple, rapidly emerging technologies with lethal applications that can destroy humanity and the earth ...
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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.
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What Can Art Do About Nuclear Weapons? The Tribeca Film Festival Examines 'the bomb'

Flavorwire - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Like the doomsday device in Dr. Strangelove, the evolving rhetoric of a new nuclear arms race - between the U.S., China, and Russia - appears to be unstoppable now that it has launched.
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Tribeca: Michael Douglas Calls for Presidential Candidates to Talk Nuclear Weapons

Hollywood Reporter - ‎Apr 23, 2016‎
At a 2016 Tribeca Film Festival discussion before the immersive closing-night film the bomb, Douglas said the world is “on the advent of a new Cold War advancement in nuclear weapons - the U.S. is talking about a trillion dollars to spend, the ...
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Iran nuclear deal fight threatens Senate spending bill

Reuters - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
President Barack Obama's administration had warned Congress that it strongly opposed any move to prevent the planned purchase of $8.6 million worth of heavy water, which is non-radioactive and used in nuclear reactors and for making nuclear weapons.