nuclear weapons

Glorious Leader Gets New Low-Yield “Tactical Nuke”

Defense News reports: A new nuclear warhead requested, designed and produced under the Trump administration, has been deployed aboard a nuclear submarine, the Pentagon confirmed. The deployment of the W76-2, a low-yield variant of the nuclear warhead traditionally used on the Trident missile, was first reported Jan. 29 by the Federation of American Scientists. The first to move out with …

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Scientists Tick Doomsday Clock Closer To Midnight

The New York Daily News reports: “It is 100 seconds to midnight.” That was the ominous message laid out by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Thursday morning as officials unveiled the 2020 setting for the Doomsday Clock. “Both the nuclear and climate conditions are worsening,” Rachel Bronson, president and CEO of the Bulletin, said at a press conference. “Leaders …

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White House: US Would Respond To Any NK Missile

Reuters reports: The United States would be very disappointed if North Korea tested a long-range or nuclear missile and would take appropriate action as a leading military and economic power, White House national security adviser Robert O’Brien said on Sunday. Washington has many “tools in its tool kit” to respond to any such test, O’Brien said in an interview with …

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“Unstoppable” Russian Missile Flies 27X Speed Of Sound

Agence France-Presse reports: A new intercontinental weapon that can fly 27 times the speed of sound became operational Friday, Russia’s defense minister reported to President Vladimir Putin, bolstering the country’s nuclear strike capability. Putin has described the Avangard hypersonic glide vehicle as a technological breakthrough comparable to the 1957 Soviet launch of the first satellite. The new Russian weapon and …

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US Braces For Major North Korean Missile Test

The New York Times reports: American military and intelligence officials tracking North Korea’s actions by the hour say they are bracing for an imminent test of an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching American shores, but appear resigned to the fact that President Trump has no good options to stop it. If the North goes ahead with the test in …

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US Watching For North Korean “Christmas Missile”

The Associated Press reports: The U.S. is closely watching North Korea for signs of a possible missile launch or nuclear test in the coming days that officials are referring to as a “Christmas surprise.” Earlier this month, the North conducted what U.S. officials say was an engine test. North Korea described it as “crucial” and experts believe that it may …

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North Korea “Successfully” Tests Long-Range Missile

The Associated Press reports: North Korea said Saturday that it successfully performed another “crucial test” at its long-range rocket launch site that will further strengthen its nuclear deterrent. The test possibly involved technologies to improve intercontinental ballistic missiles that could potentially reach the continental United States. The announcement comes as North Korea continues to pressure the Trump administration for major …

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North Korea: Denuclearization Talks Are Off The Table

Reuters reports: North Korea’s ambassador to the United Nations said today that denuclearization is off the negotiating table with the United States and lengthy talks with Washington are not needed, the starkest statement yet emphasizing the gulf between the two sides ahead of a year-end deadline set by Pyongyang. U.S. President Donald Trump sought to play down a recent surge …

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Putin Offers Nuclear Treaty Extension: No Preconditions

Reuters reports: Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Moscow is prepared to immediately extend the only remaining nuclear arms reduction pact with the United States. Speaking at a meeting with military officials, Putin said that Russia has repeatedly offered the U.S. to extend the New START treaty that expires in 2021 but that it hasn’t heard back. “Russia is …

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Gorbachev Warns About Rising Nuclear Tensions

Newsweek reports: Former Soviet premier Mikhail Gorbachev has warned that tensions between nuclear powers is putting the whole world at risk, calling for all weapons of mass destruction to be outlawed by the international community. Speaking with the BBC, the last leader of the Soviet Union warned that the U.S. and Russia remain in a state of conflict even though …

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Norway Detects Radioactive Iodine From Russian Blast

Reuters reports: Norway’s nuclear safety authority is analyzing amounts of radioactive iodine detected in the air in northern Norway in the days after a deadly explosion during a rocket engine test over the border in Russia. Russia’s state nuclear agency, Rosatom, said on Saturday that five people killed in the blast were its staff members, and the accident involved “isotope …

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Kremlin Boasts Of Winning New Arms Race After Nuke Missile Accident Leaks Radiation On Northern Russia

Reuters reports: The Kremlin boasted on Tuesday it was winning the race to develop new cutting edge nuclear weapons despite a mysterious rocket accident last week in northern Russia that caused a temporary spike in radiation levels. Rosatom, Russia’s state nuclear agency, has said that the Aug. 8 accident occurred during a rocket test on a sea platform in the …

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US Suspects New Missile In Russian Radiation Leak

The New York Times reports: American intelligence officials are racing to understand a mysterious explosion that released radiation off the coast of northern Russia last week, apparently during the test of a new type of nuclear-propelled cruise missile hailed by President Vladimir V. Putin as the centerpiece of Moscow’s arms race with the United States. American officials have said nothing …

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US To Test New Missiles After Ending Nuke Treaty

The Associated Press reports: The United States plans to test a new missile in coming weeks that would have been prohibited under a landmark, 32-year-old arms control treaty that the U.S. and Russia ripped up on Friday. Washington and Moscow walked out of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces treaty that President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev signed in 1987, …

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Kim Jong-Un: My Faith In Trump Is Unchanged And I Still Want To Denuclearize During His First Term

The BBC reports: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s faith in Donald Trump remains “unchanged” and he wants to denuclearise the Korean peninsula during the US president’s first term, South officials say. Mr Kim made his comments to envoys from Seoul who were in the North to arrange a new leaders’ summit later this month. Relations between the North and the …

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Fox News Commentator: Nuke North Korea Now

Fox News commentator Ralph Peters writes for the New York Post: Better a million dead North Koreans than a thousand dead Americans. The fundamental reason our government exists is to protect our people and our territory. Everything else is a grace note. And the words we never should hear in regard to North Korea’s nuclear threats are “We should’ve done …

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North Korea: Our Nukes Are “Gift Packages” For The US

Reuters reports: Amid international uproar over North Korea’s latest and biggest nuclear weapons test, one of its top diplomats said on Tuesday it was ready to send “more gift packages” to the United States. Han Tae Song, ambassador of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to the U.N. in Geneva, was addressing the U.N.-sponsored Conference on Disarmament two days …

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Nikki Haley: North Korea Is Begging For War [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: North Korea’s president, Kim Jong-un, “is begging for war,” Nikki R. Haley, the United States ambassador to the United Nations, told the Security Council on Monday. Her remark came a day after the North’s most powerful nuclear test, and hours after South Korean officials told lawmakers that North Korea may be making preparations to launch …

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Russian Foreign Minister Slams “Over The Top” Rhetoric On North Korea: These Nonstop Threats Worry Us A Lot

Reuters reports: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday the risks of a military conflict over North Korea’s nuclear program are very high, and Moscow is deeply worried by the mutual threats being traded by Washington and Pyongyang. “Unfortunately, the rhetoric in Washington and Pyongyang is now starting to go over the top,” Lavrov said. “We still hope and …

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Trump Warns Kim Jong-Un That If More “Overt” Threats Are Made “He Will Truly Regret It Fast” [VIDEO]

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump on Friday said North Korea’s leader would “regret” making any “overt” threat, keeping up the pressure after a string of combative warnings. “If [King Jong Un] utters one threat in a form of an overt threat — which, by the way, he has been uttering for years, and his family has been uttering for years …

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