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Defense Department lacks technical expertise in nuclear weapons

The Hill (blog) - ‎11 hours ago‎
A striking fact about today's Department of Defense (DOD) is its critical lack of technical expertise in nuclear weapons. An immense loss has taken place over the last 25 years. Throughout the Cold War DOD had thousands of military and civilian nuclear ...

Wild Turkey With H-Bombs: Failed Coup Heightens Calls for ... - ‎21 hours ago‎
An explosive cocktail of political instability mixed with 90 U.S. H-bombs raises the specter of accidental or suicidal nuclear detonation in or near Turkey.
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What would it mean for Devon and Cornwall if a nuclear bomb ...

Plymouth Herald - ‎18 hours ago‎
The debate about whether a UK prime minister would fire a nuclear missile has focused attention on the unthinkable - the possibility of a nuclear attack on the ...
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US, North Korea trade barbs over nuclear weapon tests

Channel NewsAsia - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
"(Iran) was not going to pursue a nuclear weapon and, in exchange, would like to have sanctions lifted that had been put in place because of the evidence of that programme," Washington's top diplomat said.
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How Close Are We to Nuclear War? | Global Research - Centre for ...

Center for Research on Globalization - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
“I believe that the risk of a nuclear catastrophe today is greater than it was during the Cold War - and yet our public is blissfully unaware of the new nuclear ...
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All Cards on the Table: First-Use of Nuclear Weapons

War on the Rocks - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
In short, this refers to a policy by a state that possesses nuclear weapons not to use them as a means of warfare unless first attacked by an adversary with nuclear weapons. The United States has never had a no first-use policy, preferring the concept ...
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Are Nuclear Weapons Stored in Turkey Under Threat?

War on the Rocks - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Some tens of American nuclear weapons are stored at the Incirlik Air Base in Turkey as part of Turkey's NATO obligation.
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How Secure are America's Nuclear Weapons in Europe?

The National Interest Online (blog) - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
After the recent military coup attempt in Turkey, multiple organizations have raised appropriate concerns about the 50 U.S. nuclear bombs stored at a Turkish Air Base less than 70 miles away from the Syrian border. And while this new interest is ...
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Hillary Clinton says U.S. 'put a lid on Iran's nuclear program'

PolitiFact - ‎21 hours ago‎
Iran also has to stick to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty that it signed in 1974, thereby no longer pursuing nuclear weapons. It must follow further international treaties, as well. Theoretically, Iran must abide by those treaties for good, even ...

The H-Bombs in Turkey

The New Yorker - ‎Jul 17, 2016‎
The Incirlik Airbase, in southeast Turkey, houses NATO's largest nuclear-weapons storage facility. On Saturday morning, the American Embassy in Ankara issued an “Emergency Message for U.S.

Power and the Nuclear Bomb: Conducting Foreign Policy with the Threat of Mass Murder

Center for Research on Globalization - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
In response to a question from another Scottish National Party MP, George Kereven, British PM Theresa May said without hesitation that, if necessary, she would authorise the use of a nuclear weapon that would kill hundreds of thousands of innocent men, ...
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Why the U.S. should move nukes out of Turkey

The Japan Times - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
The U.S. has an undisclosed number of B61 tactical nuclear bombs - probably around 50 - in bunkers at Incirlik Air Base in southern Turkey.

Kazakhstan and Chain Reaction 2016 – From Nuclear Tests to a Nuclear Weapon Free World

Astana Times - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
On 29 August 1949, the Soviet Union detonated their first nuclear weapon, code-named First Lightning, a nuclear chain reaction that caused radioactive contamination over a large area of Kazakhstan.
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Column: U.S. not doing enough on nukes | The Daily Courier ...

Prescott Daily Courier - ‎12 hours ago‎
Seventy-one years after the United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the world still lives with the nightmare that atomic bombs could be ...

Montreal World Social Forum to Focus on Nuclear Disarmament

IDN InDepthNews | Analysis That Matters - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
The Canadian Network to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (CNANW) will be actively raising the issues during the forum. Edwards said, as the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), Nobel Peace Prize winners in 1985, pointed out, the ...
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Iran to have a quick path to nuclear bomb in 10 years

Ynetnews - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
Secret document reveals sanctions set to be eased in little over decade will leave Tehran capable of producing a nuclear bomb in just six months; US official insists limit on amount of enriched uranium Iran will be allowed to store to remain at 300 ...
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Iranian FM Boasts About Country's Ability to Easily Resurrect Nuclear Weapons

Breaking Israel News - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif boasted about his country's ability to bring its nuclear weapons program back to life after the Islamic Republic's nuclear deal with world powers begins to expire in a decade.

Does America Need Mobile Nuclear Weapons?

The National Interest Online (blog) - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
This week's Republican National Convention has reminded me again that knowing your nuclear triad is important. Some of the malcontentedness after last month's Brexit referendum is a reminder that the Scottish Nationalists don't like nuclear weapons ...
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Kim Jong un personally orders testing of nuclear weapons to use against the south - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
But the US, Japan and South Korea condemned Kim's determination to carry on with his nuclear weapon programme. The launch of the two Scud missiles and one intermediate-range Rodong or Nodong missile were a violation of existing UN resolutions.