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Islamabad: The Pakistan Army on Saturday warned India against any misadventure, asserting that the country's nuclear weapons were exclusively meant to foil any threat emanating from the east. The army's response came days after Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat's recent remark that the force ...
Unfortunately, this "counter-punching" may have worked in New York real estate, but does not work in the world of diplomacy. Diplomacy requires private exchanges of views, so participating parties are not publicly humiliated or cornered during sensitive negotiations. The president needs to act like the ...

Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the bomb is a 1964 black comedy produced and co-written by Stanley Kubrick and starring Peter Sellers and George C. Scott. It suggests a mad American general could launch a nuclear attack against the Soviet Union - without the president's ...
Over the past 20 years, nuclear weapons have prevented at least three potentially big wars: between India and Pakistan, between Russia and NATO, and between the US and North Korea - as well as China by extension. nuclear bombs have also helped avoid major confrontations between Israelis and ...
President Donald Trump's administration could pursue development of new nuclear weaponry and explicitly leave open the possibility of nuclear retaliation for major non-nuclear attacks, if a leaked draft policy document becomes reality. the Pentagon did not comment on the document, which was ...
While the document echoes the Obama administration's nuclear modernization plan, it contains major differences and is laced with "dark perspective." One reversal is a push for additional "flexible" and "low-yield" nuclear weapons in the US arsenal. This shift could make nuclear weapons easier to use in combat, spur ...

Since their first devastating detonations in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the use of nuclear weapons has been considered a taboo. Historically, US nuclear policy has aimed to ensure that these weapons are leveraged as part of a wider deterrence posture and their actual use would be limited to extreme ...
He devoted his life to efforts to abolish nuclear weapons, most famously by sharing a photo of his burnt back with exposed flesh and bones. The film was captured in July, when a treaty to ban nuclear weapons was about to be adopted in the United Nations. Taniguchi died aged 88 the following month.
Air Force Lt. Gen. Frank Klotz (ret.) has been in the job since 2014. (Leon Roberts/U.S. Army). WASHINGTON -- U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration head Frank Klotz will be retiring Jan. 19. News of Klotz's retirement was first reported by the Exchange Monitor publication. The NNSA is a ...
Dutch civil service pension fund ABP, one of the biggest pension funds in world, is to phase out all investments in tobacco and nuclear weapons. The pension fund intends to sell all its investments in the tobacco and nuclear weapons industries - totalling some €3.3bn - within the next year, it said in a ...
The Belgian Minister of Defence has asked Google to blur the aerial images of the Kleine Brogel Air Base, in Flanders, where US nuclear weapons and a number of f-16 war planes are known to be based, but the military installations are still visible on Google Earth. The ACMP-CGPM military syndicate is ...
He was, at the time, a third-year manager at Rocky Flats Plant, a nuclear weapons facility in Colorado that produced around 70,000 plutonium triggers and other hazardous components for nuclear weapons made in the United States through the end of the Cold War. On his watch, Sanchini, who'd been ...
Prevention of an Iranian nuclear weapon is a vital U.S. national security objective. The multilateral nuclear agreement with Iran, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), assures that if it continues to comply with it, Iran cannot acquire a nuclear weapon for at least 13 years, after which time the ...
Islamabad: Senator Farhatullah Babar on Monday said the US president Trump may be "mad" but there is also method in his madness. Instead of responding angrily, Pakistan should give a calculated, measured and methodical response. Speaking at a seminar on Pak-US relations, organised by the ...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's U.N. ambassador said Sunday the administration isn't changing its conditions regarding talks with North Korea amid growing tensions over the North's nuclear and missile programs. Nikki Haley made clear that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would first ...
Pope Francis on Monday called on all countries to work for a legally binding ban on nuclear weapons and to help ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula, as the battle between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un enters its second year. "It is of paramount importance to support ...
Mike Pompeo doubts talks between North and South Korea will change Kim Jong Un's position on nuclear weapons ... to do what it takes to assure that people in Los Angeles, in Denver, in New York are not held at risk from Kim Jong Un having a nuclear weapon," Pompeo told Fox News' Chris Wallace.

The discussion comes in the wake of India maturing sea-based component of the triad residing in ballistic missile carrying nuclear submarine, Arihant. The history of nuclear triad, nuclear weapon delivery means via air, land, or sea, dates back to late 1940s. At the time, the military strategy of the United ...
"The North has made significant advances in its ballistic missile and nuclear weapons program so I think they feel a bit more willing to engage in talks now that they've actually demonstrated an incipient nuclear capability that can strike the U.S.," said Taylor Fravel, associate political science professor at MIT ...
WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump's administration will adopt a policy allowing the flexible use of nuclear weapons through the new Nuclear Posture Review to be unveiled as early as February, according to congressional and diplomatic sources. Such a shift would mark a major departure from ...
The United States was a close political ally to Israel, but was not prepared to provide Israel with nuclear weapons. The nuclear facility was built under extreme secrecy in the Israeli Negev desert near Dimona in 1958. The construction occurred a year after former Israeli director-general of the Ministry of ...
"But I think it is important that the President makes the case that a North Korea with nuclear weapons is a threat to the United States, Japan, others in the region and a threat globally because they will sell any of this technology to other aspiring nuclear powers for hard currency." Mr Bolton also told Fox ...
North Korea is "likely preparing" to test a new rocket engine as it continues to pursue technology that would enhance the delivery and accuracy of its nuclear weapons, according to new analysis of commercial satellite images released Thursday by 38 North, a website dedicated to tracking the activities of ...
U.S. Representative Ro Khanna is urging Congress to vote to limit President Donald Trump's war powers when lawmakers return next week to Washington, D.C. after the president tweeted this week about his "much bigger" and "more powerful" nuclear arsenal compared to North Korea's Kim Jong Un.
This is a lesson leaders everywhere must learn." If any ideology or religion has any claim to rationality, it must first shun the use of nuclear weapons -- the more advanced the culture, the more strident the denial should be. The ultimate suicidal Ponzi scheme is seeking security through a nuclear arms race.
... and we mean nobody, wants a nuclear weapon in the air. Also, many people imagine a U.S. nuclear strike would destroy Pyongyang or another population center; it wouldn't, unless nuclear weapons were kept in Pyongyang ready to launch. U.S. military strategy aims nuclear weapons at military targets.
President Trump raised concerns when he argued on twitter that he has a "bigger and more powerful" nuclear button than North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. In reality, there's no button. Instead, it's a protocol designed to allow the President to quickly launch a nuclear strike. The president still has the sole ...
Kim Jong Un: Entire U.S. is within range of North Korea's nuclear weapons. Mon, Jan 01. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un used his New Year's Day address to warn the United States and announce a new goal: mass-producing nuclear warheads and ballistic missiles. Share Video; facebook · twitter · E-mail; Embed.
In his first public speech since leaving the Mossad at the beginning of 2016, Tamir Pardo, former director of the security agency, said that the biggest threat facing governments and societies, including Israel's, was not a military invasion or a missile attack - but the threat posed by hackers. "Cyberattacks are ...
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says his country has developed the ability to hit all of the U.S. mainland with nuclear weapons and that the nuclear button ... Most international experts do not believe that North Korea has yet developed a missile that could deliver a nuclear weapon the distance required to ...
Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, one of the original co-sponsors of HR 669, a measure to restrict first use of nuclear weapons, will participate in the nuclear weapons teach-in to be held Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Davis. The event, which is free and open to the public, ...
... the weaponeers--but at the premier's command the most powerful nuclear weapon ever built had to be ready in only four months. Such a huge bomb came about only because Soviet scientists had a good idea about how to proceed. As Carey Sublette of the nuclear weapons Archive website explains, ...
The atomic age dawned more than 70 years ago, but there is no sense in which the nuclear weapons debate is yesterday's news. From North Korea's nuclear program to the ground-breaking Iran Deal, the nuclear arms issue is at the heart of the biggest threats facing the planet and the ways in which ...
As we look back on the past year, one issue that abruptly came into focus was nuclear weapons. On the one hand, North Korea aggressively tested new weapons and both Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump threatened catastrophe; on the other, we have a new United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of ...
Conflicts have deepened and new dangers have emerged. Global anxieties over nuclear weapons are the highest since the Cold War, and climate change is moving faster than we are. Inequalities are growing, and we see horrific violations of human rights. Nationalism and xenophobia are on the rise.
North Korea on Saturday asserted that it intends to continue its nuclear weapons program in the face of "blackmail and war drills" by the U.S. and other nations, reports the Associated Press. According to its state-run Korean Central news agency, North Korea will "continue bolstering the capabilities for ...
A 30-second television spot concerning Kazakhstan's peace keeping efforts and the Nazarbayev Prize for a Nuclear Weapon Free World and Global ... contribution to peace process between Israel and Palestine was also noted as was the king's work to make the Middle East a nuclear weapons-free zone.
Documents from the Makeyev Rocket design Bureau reveal that following the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, Pyongyang bought a large amount of missile technology from Russian scientists, including plans on how to build nuclear weapons. Kim Jong-un's rogue regime has tested a ...
A nuclear weapon feels like it is so far beyond our comprehension, that the only humans capable of assembling one are highly sought-after scientists. ... single model, but he has been adding to his bomb brochure ever since, building up what are basically complete specs for America's first nuclear weapons.
The U.S. remains the only country to have used nuclear weapons (Hiroshima and Nagasaki). Yet, as Ellsberg notes, the U.S. uses nuclear weapons all the time -- by threatening their use, as President Eisenhower did during the Korean war, as President Nixon did during the Vietnam War, and as President ...
Beatrice Fihn, executive director of the International Campaign to Abolish nuclear weapons (ICAN), who was awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. ... these military and security concepts fail to acknowledge the catastrophic humanitarian consequences that would result from any use of a nuclear weapon.
He noted that the Holy See was among 122 states that last year agreed to a UN treaty to ban nuclear weapons. ... "nuclear weapons must be banned," Francis said, quoting a document issued by Pope John XXIII at the height of the Cold War and adding that there is "no denying that the conflagration could ...
First, boost deterrence markedly by returning to South Korea the nuclear weapons withdrawn in 1991. Today, Washington extends its nuclear umbrella over Seoul through its submarine fleet and, most visibly, B-2 bomber over-flights. But the comings and goings of these forces provide a far less durable ...
Seoul, South Korea -- North Korea said it is a "pipe dream" for the United States to think it will give up its nuclear weapons, and called the latest U.N. sanctions to target the country "an act of war" that violates its sovereignty. The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved tough new sanctions against the ...
The apparently rapid progress alarmed politicians and Pundits, and it worried average Americans, many of whom hadn't thought much about nuclear weapons since the end of the Cold War. But a 71-year-old truck driver named John Coster-Mullen wasn't surprised. nuclear weapons are not particularly ...
When the Cold War ended in 1991, nuclear weapons vanished from the minds of most Americans. Together ... This multimegaton nuclear weapon would be buried deep underground. ... Some, like the lack of safety locks (known as Permissive Action Links) on nuclear weapons, have since been corrected.
He said: "Listen if he acquires these miniaturised nuclear weapons he's going to sell them, would he sell them to a terrorist who gave him lot of money? Of course he would." "So this proliferation is going to go on and his cousin, his kissing cousin is Iran so it's not just about their missiles pointed at the United ...
These are the lone category of Weapons of Mass Destruction still to be outlawed, although the very first resolution of the UN General Assembly pledged was regarding their abolition. The good news, in the form of the adoption of a new UN treaty, prohibits the testing, production, acquisition and transfer of ...
What happened in the summer of 1945 was the first open-air test of a nuclear weapon - a blast so shocking that Conant, from a nearby bunker, was sure ... This year's Nobel Peace Prize went to an organization hoping to ban nuclear weapons, and last summer the United Nations advanced the first treaty to ...
A nuclear weapon feels like it is so far beyond our comprehension, that the only humans capable of assembling one are highly sought-after scientists. ... single model, but he has been adding to his bomb brochure ever since, building up what are basically complete specs for America's first nuclear weapons.


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Nuclear Notebook is prepared by Robert S. Norris, Hans M. Kristensen, and Joshua Handler of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Appearing in each issue of the Bulletin, NRDC's Nuclear Notebook is widely regarded as the most accurate source of information on nuclear weapons and weapons facilities available to the public.
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