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Both India and Pakistan have between 120 and 140 nuclear warheads, according to estimates provided by the Arms Control Association. However a report produced in 2015 by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Stimson Center asserts that Pakistan may be outpacing India in terms of ...

Tesla and SpaceX boss Elon Musk has doubled down on his dire warnings about the danger of artificial intelligence. The billionaire tech entrepreneur called AI more dangerous than nuclear warheads and said there needs to be a regulatory body overseeing the development of super intelligence, speaking ...
A cruise missile launched from the air armed with a nuclear warhead, with practically unlimited range being powered by nuclear energy, ... arms race takes place not on quantity but, increasingly, on the quality of weapons, that is on the type of vectors and on the offensive capabilities of nuclear warheads.
In a surprise appearance at SXSW Interactive 2018, renaissance man Elon Musk talked space, electric cars, how he is reinventing tunnels - because no one else will -and how opposition to his dystopian views on AI is rooted in smart people's discomfort with the idea that machines could ever be more ...

A September 2014 attack by terrorists affiliated with Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) on a Pakistani frigate, PNS Zulfiquar, may have targeted a nuclear warhead on board the vessel. This disturbing detail is included in Steve Coll's latest book, Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America's Secret Wars ...
Perhaps the most controversial element of the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review has been the push to deploy a low-yield submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) warhead. In a recent essay on war on the Rocks, Vipin Narang describes the so-called "discrimination problem": If an SLBM is launched, ...
I watched today the president's announcement of his plan to rescue and renovate the nation's ailing and inadequate infrastructure. As Arte Johnson, capped in a German helmet, used to say, "Very interesting." Trump wandered off course frequently, as usual, but his immediate audience was apparently a ...
Nuclear weapons were developed for offensive purposes, but the technology could prove to be a wonderful defense from otherworldly visitors as well. In a new initiative, researchers from NASA have teamed up with the Energy Department and the National Nuclear Security Administration to outline a plan ...
A September 2014 attack by terrorists affiliated with al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) on a Pakistani frigate, PNS Zulfiquar, may have targeted a nuclear warhead on board the vessel. This disturbing detail is included in Steve Coll's latest book, Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America's secret wars ...
I watched today the president's announcement of his plan to rescue and renovate the nation's ailing and inadequate infrastructure. As Arte Johnson, capped in a German helmet, used to say, "Very interesting." Trump wandered off course frequently, as usual, but his immediate audience was apparently a ...
Perhaps the most controversial element of the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review has been the push to deploy a low-yield submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) warhead. In a recent essay on war on the Rocks, Vipin Narang describes the so-called "discrimination problem": If an SLBM is launched, ...
A majority of Americans would be in favor of placing American nuclear warheads in Japan and South Korea to counter North Korea, according to a Critical Issues Poll conducted in November by the University of Maryland. Presented at a panel on "Confronting North Korea's nuclear and missile programs" at ...
The National Nuclear Security Administration, a semiautonomous arm of the Department of Energy, has oversight on nuclear warhead development, production and security. This is the second year the NNSA was slated for a budget increase, although the FY18 request -- $13.9 billion, an increase of 7.8 ...
Beijing-based military analyst Zhou Chenming told the South China Morning Post that China will have to add another 100 nuclear warheads to deter threats from India and the US. "nuclear weapons are hugely expensive to maintain and China is very pragmatic. Beijing will not spend too much money on an ...
China must expand its nuclear stockpile so it can better deter and hit back at an enemy strike as geopolitical uncertainties mount and the US appears bent on a nuclear build-up, according to the Chinese military's mouthpiece. In the PLA Daily on Tuesday, a commentary said China had enough nuclear ...

The Y-12 National Security Complex will soon build parts for W88 nuclear warheads, according to the National Nuclear Security Administration. The W88 nuclear warhead entered the nuclear stockpile in late 1988 and has been deployed on U.S. Naval Ohio-class submarines for the last three decades.
Klotz pointed to four life extension programs the NNSA is currently working on to extend the life of nuclear warheads by an additional 20 to 30 years. The agency is currently working on a life extension for the W76-1 warhead to be used on SLBMs, the W80-4 to be used by Air Force cruise missile, the B61-12 ...
A leaked draft of the Trump Administration's Nuclear Posture Review calls for modernizing or newly creating low-yield nuclear warheads, specifically for submarine-launched ballistic missiles. The strategy is part of the US government's efforts to maintain and show a credible nuclear deterrence, which ...
China set off its first nuclear device in 1964 during the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson, and two years later it launched a live nuclear warhead atop a missile to prove the capabilities of its program. The US's view of these events during the Cold War was grim. But over time, something shocking transpired.
Mr Lavrov's words have come after a Pentagon report earlier this week revealed that Russia has built a secret powerful underwater nuclear drone capable of carrying a 100 megaton nuclear warhead. The mysterious weapon has a range of 6,200 miles and can travel as far as 3,280 feet below sea level.
"Since the missile is already mated with its nuclear warhead before being sealed in the canister, it drastically cuts down the response or reaction time for a retaliatory strike...only the authorised electronic codes have to be fed to unlock and prime it for launch," said a source India, of course, wants a credible ...
North Korea's latest launch of their most sophisticated and far-reaching intercontinental ballistic missile to date, the "Hwasong-15", has the world on edge. And for good reason; the pace of Pyongyang's delivery system and corresponding nuclear warhead materials development has surprised many experts.
The Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge has been approved to build parts for a system being replaced in the W88 nuclear warhead, which is deployed on submarine-launched missiles, according to the National Nuclear Security Administration. The W88 has been a key part of the nation's nuclear ...
India's Defense Ministry has announced that it test-launched an Agni-V missile that can carry a nuclear warhead. The ICBM's 5,000-kilometer range means it is ... missile from a mobile mount. The weapon, which can carry nuclear warheads, is capable of reaching China and even Europe. (31.01.2015) ...
Trains have been used as military transporters for decades, but were first armored and modified to carry missiles, including nuclear warheads, by the Soviet Union. In the 1980s the communist state devised a heavy purpose-built railcar to hold the RT-23 Molodets intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) ...
The 17.5-meter-long, surface-to-surface missile which has been domestically developed, is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead of about 1.5 tons and is crucial in India's efforts to develop an effective nuclear deterrence, according to ... India is estimated to have about 120 to 150 nuclear warheads.
"North Korea may have produced nuclear-capable material in an amount sufficient to create 30 to 60 nuclear warheads, but it has probably gathered between 10 and 20," the experts noted. "Most of ... According to the estimates of the MAGATE, 8 kg of plutonium are sufficient to create a nuclear warhead.
Proponents believe new, "more usable" nuclear warheads, possibly for deployment on ballistic missiles and sea-based cruise missiles, including development of a new low-yield nuclear warhead for US Trident missiles, are necessary to provide the president with "more credible" nuclear war-fighting ...
As the International Campaign to Abolish nuclear weapons notes, the United States has 6,800 nuclear warheads. Russia has 7,000 nuclear warheads, China has 270, Pakistan has 120, and India has 110. From a perspective that wishes for one nation to dominate another, the first-use of any one of our ...
North Korea could have an atomic bomb and between 30 and 60 small mobile nuclear warheads, Sig Hecker has warned. Hecker, who was the director of Los Alamos National Laboratory, the birthplace of America's atomic bomb, warned that photos of Kim Jong-un posing with his nuclear arsenal could ...
On Saturday, smartphones in Hawaii lit up with the ominous warning, "BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO Hawaii. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL." A minor panic almost immediately ensued as the public wondered whether a nuclear warhead was indeed about to obliterate ...
A draft of the Trump Administration's Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), obtained by HuffPost, reveals a push for lower-yield nuclear warheads, the creation of submarine-launched atomic weapons, and a policy shift in nuclear weapons. The document, set to be released in February, defends the low-yield ...
As a candidate for president, Donald Trump denounced the international agreement that placed important limits on Iran's nuclear program as "the worst deal ever negotiated." Never mind that his opposition seemed based more on the fact that the agreement was one of the crowning achievements of the ...
A draft of the much-anticipated Nuclear Posture Review 2018 indicated that the administration of President Donald Trump is about to overturn more Obama-era policies. Among the items discussed in the 65-page document obtained by HuffPost ahead of the final version release in February is the intention ...
The Trump Administration's blueprint for building more nuclear warheads to contain "strategic competitors" is a "rip-off" that only benefits manufacturers, not the American people, foreign policy analyst Robert Naiman told RT. The plan to expand the US low-yield nuclear arsenal, outlined in the draft of the ...
The U.S. wants to develop a new low-yield version of the Trident missile as the Trump Administration gears up to relax nuclear weapons restrictions, according to a former special assistant to Barack Obama on arms control and proliferation. Jon Wolfsthal, who says he has seen the most recent draft of a ...
The DF-5 intercontinental ballistic missile, which is equipped with a nuclear warhead, has the longest range of any of the missiles in its arsenal at present, ... China unveiled the DF-31AG, an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of being armed with multiple nuclear warheads, at a parade for the 90th ...
Stephen Colbert wasn't the only late-night television host concerned about President Donald Trump's tweet about the "nuclear button." The host of Jimmy Kimmel Live called POTUS one of "two maniacs with nuclear warheads" when discussing Trump's latest series of tweets on Tuesday. On New Year's ...
Kim Jong-un used a New Year message on Monday to say that North Korea would mass-produce nuclear warheads and the missiles that carry them, suggesting he would accelerate a weapons programme that has stoked international tensions. Mr Kim, who said that he always had a nuclear launch button ...
Despite the mutual distrust between the two nations, both said earlier this month that the other was in compliance with the treaty, which mandated they reduce their deployed nuclear warheads to 1,550 each, their deployed nuclear missile and bomber force to 700 each and their combined deployed and ...
Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis says there are no such thing as tactical nuclear weapons. But the Pentagon still plans to go ahead with developing new nuclear cruise missiles for both air and sea. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Aaron D. Allmon II). Washington ― The National Nuclear Security Agency ...
As per normal procedure, K-8 was carrying four torpedoes armed with nuclear warheads. The Bay of Biscay is one of the world's great submarine graveyards. In late World War II, British and American aircraft sank nearly seventy German U-boats in the Bay, which joined a handful of Allied and German subs ...
Chinese soldiers stand guard in front of a model of a nuclear warhead in a nuclear research institute in northwestern China's Qinghai Province. ... strength, and even Russia - which boasts 7,300 nuclear warheads, of which 1,790 are operational, according to the Federation Of American Scientists - pales in ...
The U.S. Intelligence Community has reportedly claimed that North Korea already has ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads that can reach as far as the ... Yes, a more limited air attack might miss a wheelbarrow or two, but North Korea has no nuclear-warhead mobile missile launchers to miss - not yet.
"There is also much cooperation between Iran and North Korea, which we know has occurred in this nuclear warhead race." The three DRNK nuclear warheads and the 'dirty bomb' deliveries to Iran allegedly took place during the Spring of 2017. They were transported under heavy guard from Pyongyang's ...
North Korea COWERING as Trump advised to flood South Korea with countless nuclear warheads. THE US should flood South Korea with warheads or risk the country developing its own nuclear weapons, a former US State Department official has warned amid fears over North Korean aggression.
Song said that China is not competing with any country on its nuclear warhead count and that it does not believe in the arms race. ... Russia by October had tested four intercontinental ballistic missiles and claimed that it could carry a dozen nuclear warheads, according to the South China Morning Post.
Kim's regime is also said to have developed a miniaturized nuclear warhead capable of being fitted on an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). The larger question is whether the regime has acquired the technology that would allow such a weapon to reach the U.S. mainland. For an ICBM to successfully ...


 

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