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How a stockpile of America's nuclear weapons got tangled up in a Middle East crisis

Los Angeles Times - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
A little more than 100 miles from the territory held by the violent extremist group Islamic State, there is a little piece of Americana.
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How Secure are America's Nuclear Weapons in Europe?

The National Interest Online (blog) - ‎21 hours ago‎
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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Nuclear Weapons in Turkey are Destabilizing, But Not For the Reason You Think

War on the Rocks - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Following the failed coup attempt in Turkey last week, concerns have been raised about the safety and security of American nuclear weapons stored at Incirlik Air Force base. People have wondered if the United States still needs to store nuclear weapons ...
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North Korea denies its nuclear weapons pose threat to UK - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
A spokesman for the North Korean foreign ministry told the state-run Korea Central News Agency, "It is illogical that the DPRK's nuclear weapons pose a threat to the UK. "It is a pity that the UK makes an excuse for the building of [nuclear submarines ...
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Should the US Pull Its Nuclear Weapons From Turkey?

New York Times - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
U.S. nuclear weapons stationed in Turkey are under the control of U.S. military forces, so they would be defended by ferociously well-trained and well-equipped American troops.
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Guide: What is the UK's nuclear weapon programme?

CBBC Newsround - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
On 18 July MP's voted to renew the UK's nuclear weapon programme called Trident. It's a big decision which will have an impact on the future of the UK.
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US, New Zealand End Rift Over Nuclear-Weapons Policies

Wall Street Journal - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
CANBERRA, Australia—The U.S. will send a Navy warship to visit New Zealand for the first time in more than three decades, ending a long-running disagreement with South Pacific country over nuclear-weapons policies, as rising security jitters in Asia ...

Mike Pence: Leading Member of the “Israel, What Nuclear Weapons?” Flat Earth Society

CounterPunch - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Being a journalist based in the Washington, D.C. area, I try to ask tough questions of political figures when I can. Perhaps my favorite question is some variation of “do you acknowledge that Israel has nuclear weapons?” I've asked this of many ...
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Britain's nuclear-weapons future: no done deal

Open Democracy - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Vanguard-class submarine HMS Vigilant. Danny Lawson/PA Wire/Press Association Images. All rights reserved.The United Kingdom parliament has taken a historic decision over the future of the country's nuclear arsenal. On 18 July 2016, it voted by a ...

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 ...

The Madness Of Humanity: Nuclear Weapons And MAD

NPR - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
This is the first in a series of essays concerning our collective future. The goal is to bring forth some of the main issues humanity faces today, as we move forward to uncertain times.
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Nuclear weapons mess: we're all in it together but don't know how to get out alive

Washington Post - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
Shortly after 4 a.m. on July 28, 2012, an 82-year-old Catholic nun, a Vietnam veteran and a housepainter cut holes in several security fences surrounding a government facility in Oak Ridge, Tenn.
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Secret Papers Reveal UK Royals' Nuclear Weapons PR Role

Sputnik International - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher authorized the release of family pictures of the Royal Family in an attempt to move public attention away from the "successes of the nuclear disarmament movement", Peter Burt of the Nuclear Information Service ...
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Nuclear Weapons Are The Most Consequential Threat America Faces

Huffington Post - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
If you ask Americans to identify the greatest risk to our national security, most will probably point to terrorism. That's understandable in the wake of the horrific events in Orlando and San Bernardino, as well as incidents around the world, such as ...
Russia is the 'UK's biggest nuclear threat' - RUSI report
The Superpowers Are Violent Powers
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In Post-Nuclear Deal Era, Iran Can Easily Resurrect Weapons of Mass Destruction, Says Country's FM

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.

Doomed To Cooperate -- Russia, The US And Nuclear Weapons After The End Of The Soviet Union

Forbes - ‎Jul 12, 2016‎
In the 20th century almost everyone worried about the destruction of the world as we knew it from a full-scale nuclear war between the United Stated and Russia, or even a nuclear attack by a rogue nation who obtained a nuke by clandestine means. It was ...
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'No plans' to move nuclear weapons from Scotland

BBC News - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
The UK government does not intend to make alternative plans for the storage of the UK's nuclear weapons outside of Scotland, it has emerged.

'Almighty' Follows Activists In The Fight Against Nuclear Weapons

NPR - ‎Jul 12, 2016‎
NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Washington Post reporter and author Dan Zak about his latest book, Almighty, about anti-nuclear weapons activism. ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: In his new book "Almighty," Washington Post reporter Dan Zak introduces us to three ...

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.
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Stirling politicians hit out over decision to renew Trident nuclear weapons system

Scottish Daily Record - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
“Trident nuclear weapons are opposed by the STUC, Civic Scotland, the majority of the Scottish Parliament, and 58 out of Scotland's 59 MPs, but this decision means that Scotland will continue to be used as a hosting ground for these unimaginably ...