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India's NSG membership not about arms race and nuclear weapons: US to Pak

Hindustan Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
“This is not about an arms race and it's not about nuclear weapons. This is about the peaceful civil use of nuclear energy, and so we would certainly hope that Pakistan understands that,” state department deputy spokesperson Mark Toner told reporters ...
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In 1945, Americans were thrilled with nuclear weapons. That's no longer true.

Washington Post - ‎20 hours ago‎
"We are in possession of the most destructive explosive ever devised by man," the leaflets read. "A single one of our newly developed atomic bombs is actually the equivalent in explosive power to what 2000 of our giant B-29s can carry on a single mission.
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The US nuclear weapons program still relies on floppy disks

ScienceAlert - ‎May 27, 2016‎
You'd expect one of the most important weapons program in the world to be pretty high-tech, but a government report has just revealed that the US nuclear weapons force still relies on huge, 8-inch floppy disks and a computer system from the 1970s.
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Obama visits Hiroshima, calls for end to nuclear weapons

Daily Kos - ‎May 27, 2016‎
When President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, one of the primary reasons cited was his commitment to reducing the threat of nuclear weapons. On Friday, Obama once again spoke to that cause during a visit to the first site at which a nuclear ...
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Obama calls for the end of nuclear weapons at Hiroshima

Washington Post - ‎May 27, 2016‎
May 27, 2016 6:39 AM EDT - President Obama called for an end to nuclear weapons in a solemn visit to Hiroshima to offer respects to the victims of the world's first deployed atomic bomb. (Reuters) ...
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"I Want the World to Wake Up": Hiroshima Survivor Criticizes Obama for Pushing New Nuclear Weapons

Democracy Now! - ‎15 hours ago‎
Extended interview with Setsuko Thurlow, who survived the Hiroshima atomic bombing, about the bombing of 1945 and her push to eliminate nuclear weapons. On August 6, 1945, Thurlow was at school in Hiroshima when the U.S. dropped the first atomic ...
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Opinion: How the US would destroy North Korea's nuclear weapons

MarketWatch - ‎May 25, 2016‎
First, we simply do not have a comprehensive or precise picture of the North Korean nuclear program, especially when it comes to the number of weapons and delivery vehicles - we do not know for sure where they are located or how well they are protected.
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US nuclear weapons controlled by floppy disks, report finds

ThaiVisa News - ‎3 hours ago‎
The actual computer systems that the Department of Defense uses to co-ordinate intercontinental ballistic missiles, nuclear bombers and tanker support aircraft “runs on an IBM Series-1 Computer - a 1970s computing system - and uses eight-inch floppy ...

Reduction of Nuclear Arsenal Has Slowed Under Obama, Report Finds

New York Times - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Workers unloaded a B53 nuclear bomb in February 2011. The B53, one of the longest-lived and highest-yield nuclear weapons in the United States arsenal, was dismantled by the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration.
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South China Sea Controversy: Beijing To Send Nuclear Weapons To Disputed Region Amid US Military Tensions

International Business Times - ‎May 26, 2016‎
China will send nuclear weapons to patrol the South China Sea amid rising tensions with the U.S. over the disputed region, the Guardian reported Thursday.

Live Coverage | Obama Calls for 'Courage' to Pursue World Without Nuclear Weapons

New York Times - ‎May 27, 2016‎
But with a reclusive government in North Korea furiously building more nuclear weapons and trying to perfect the missiles to deliver them, Mr. Obama decided that reminding the world why North Korea must be stopped was worth any hurt feelings among ...

Trump denies nuclear weapon interest in Japan, South Korea

Washington Examiner - ‎17 hours ago‎
Donald Trump said Friday that Hillary Clinton is lying when she says he wants Japan and South Korea to develop their own nuclear weapons arsenals. But less than two months ago, the billionaire himself suggested the U.S. would be "better off" if the two ...
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Election rhetoric ignores threat of nuclear weapons

San Angelo Standard Times - ‎16 hours ago‎
The existence of thousands of nuclear weapons is the most dangerous legacy of the Cold War. Granted, there has never been a nuclear war fought between the United States and Russia, but generations lived with the knowledge that their world could be ...

Barack Obama calls for elimination of nuclear weapons

Irish Times - ‎22 hours ago‎
Asia-Pacific; 1 min 24 secs. Barack Obama becomes the first sitting US president to visit Hiroshima, the city that the US dropped an atomic bomb on in 1945, and calls for the elimination of nuclear weapons. Video: Reuters. Jump to comments (0) ...
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China to send nuclear-armed submarines into Pacific amid tensions with US

The Guardian - ‎May 25, 2016‎
The Chinese military is poised to send submarines armed with nuclear missiles into the Pacific Ocean for the first time, arguing that new US weapons systems have so undermined Beijing's existing deterrent force that it has been left with no alternative.
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China's supply of nuclear weapons to Pakistan pose threat to US, India, Obama administration warned

The Indian Express - ‎May 24, 2016‎
China's supply of nuclear weapons to Pakistan pose threat to US, India, Obama administration warned. The two leading Congressmen have reportedly asked the Obama Administration to spell out what steps Washington will take to ensure that China halts the ...
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A nuclear nightmare

The Economist - ‎May 26, 2016‎
BARACK OBAMA began his presidency with an impassioned plea for a world without nuclear weapons. This week, in his last year in office (and as we went to press), he was to become the first American president to visit Hiroshima, site of one of only two ...
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Nuclear Pakistan has destabilising effects: US expert

The Indian Express - ‎May 26, 2016‎
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Obama should take real steps toward eliminating nuclear weapons

The Boston Globe - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Having met atomic bomb victims during three summers in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, I ardently disagree with Jeff Jacoby's suggestion that President Obama has anything to celebrate when he visits Hiroshima Friday (“A terrible weapon that achieved much ...