Stories tagged: nuclear weapons
SUNDAY, FEB. 26, 2017, 5:30 A.M.
Fairchild had nuclear weapons for nearly 50 years
Originally published May 6, 2001 For nearly half a century, Spokane sat at Ground Zero.
FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2017, 10 A.M.
Analysis: Donald Trump to get control of thousands of nuclear weapons
President-elect Donald Trump becomes President Trump on Friday. That will give him control over the United States’ arsenal of close to 1,400 active nuclear warheads – that is, warheads affixed …
SATURDAY, JAN. 7, 2017
Charles Krauthammer: Cold War relic, present-day threat
If North Korea can miniaturize their weapons to fit on top of the rocket and control re-entry, they’ll be able to push a button in Pyongyang and wipe out an …
FRIDAY, DEC. 16, 2016, 1:46 P.M.
Energy Department raises price tag to $16 billion for Hanford plant
The price tag for a long-delayed facility to treat dangerous radioactive wastes left over from the production of nuclear weapons has climbed from $12 billion to $16.8 billion, making it …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19, 2016, 6:45 P.M.
U.S. warns ‘overwhelming’ response to any N. Korea use of nukes
The United States warned Wednesday that any attack on American allies or use of nuclear weapons by North Korea would be met with an “overwhelming” U.S. response as it sought …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28, 2016, 12:32 P.M.
Trump’s stance on nuclear restraint is ambiguous
Donald Trump’s ambiguous answer to a debate question on nuclear restraint raised doubts about his understanding of the issue. On the other hand, his words – by design or coincidence …
MONDAY, SEPT. 26, 2016, 8:06 P.M.
Pentagon chief pledges $108 billion to fix nuclear force
Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Monday the Pentagon is committed to correcting decades of short-changing its nuclear force, including forging ahead with building a new generation of weapons that will …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 11, 2016, 8:16 P.M.
After nuclear test, a new push to stop North Korea sending workers abroad
SEOUL, South Korea – As the international community looks for new ways to punish North Korea for its latest nuclear test, one area is emerging as the next front to …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 9, 2016, 10:08 P.M.
Rhetoric or real? N. Korea nuclear test may be a bit of both
SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea’s latest nuclear test, its most powerful to date, is a game-changer … according to North Korea. As with anything reported by Pyongyang, an authoritarian …
TUESDAY, AUG. 23, 2016, 6:01 P.M.
Trump’s nuclear talk has ‘been shock therapy’
Donald Trump has suggested America use nuclear weapons to bomb the Islamic State. He has proposed that Japan and maybe even Saudi Arabia build their own arsenals. And he may …
TUESDAY, AUG. 23, 2016, 5:33 P.M.
North Korea fires submarine-launched missile, South Korea says
North Korea on Wednesday fired a ballistic missile from a submarine into the sea in an apparent protest against the start of annual South Korea-U.S. military drills, Seoul’s military said.
FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2016
Amy Goodman: Obama should listen closely in Japan
With each passing year, fewer and fewer survivors of the horrific attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki remain to provide eyewitness accounts.
TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2016, 10:48 A.M.
Obama to visit Hiroshima seven decades after atomic bombing
In a moment seven decades in the making, President Barack Obama this month will become the first sitting American president to visit Hiroshima, where the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb …
MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016, 2:06 P.M.
Iran leader urges for nuclear weapons-free Korean Peninsula
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Monday appealed for a Korean Peninsula free of nuclear weapons during a visit to Tehran by his South Korean counterpart, the official IRNA news agency …
FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2016
Amy Goodman: Obama drives nuclear train wreck
As with his pledge to close the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Obama’s pledge to move the U.S. toward nuclear disarmament seems to have been abandoned.
SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 2016
Ann McFeatters: Dear America: It’s not so bad
Let’s take a breather from wallowing in politics, where the mantra seems to be that we are a nation of faded glory with doom all around us. Honestly, a lot …
TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016, 8:55 A.M.
U.S. wants North Korea sanctions vote; now expected Wednesday
A U.N. Security Council vote on the toughest sanctions on North Korea in two decades has been postponed until Wednesday morning at Russia’s request, France said Tuesday.
TUESDAY, JAN. 26, 2016, 11:50 A.M.
Scientists: “Doomsday Clock” reflects grave threat to world
PALO ALTO, Calif. – Scientists behind a “Doomsday Clock” that measures the likelihood of a global cataclysm say the world is still under grave threat. The Bulletin of the Atomic …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, JAN. 5, 2016, 10:23 P.M.
N. Korea says it conducts successful powerful H-bomb test
SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea says it has conducted a hydrogen bomb test. The surprise announcement that complicates already difficult efforts to curb the country’s push for a working …
THURSDAY, NOV. 19, 2015, 5:03 P.M.
Officials: IS determined to produce chemical weapons
BAGHDAD – The Islamic State group is aggressively pursuing development of chemical weapons, setting up a branch dedicated to research and experiments with the help of scientists from Iraq, Syria …
TUESDAY, NOV. 10, 2015, 4:06 P.M.
Hanford reactor becomes a National Historical Park
The Hanford Nuclear Reservation is now a National Historic Site.
TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2015, 9:26 A.M.
Netanyahu assails Iran-nuclear talks in Congress address
WASHINGTON — In a speech that stirred political controversy in two countries, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress on Tuesday that negotiations underway between Iran and the United States …
SUNDAY, FEB. 8, 2015
Guest opinion: Nuclear weapons don’t reflect who we are as Americans
Nuclear weapons are the only weapons of mass destruction not yet prohibited by an international convention, even though they have the greatest destructive capacity of all weapons. A global ban …
SATURDAY, JAN. 31, 2015
Charles Krauthammer: To honor Auschwitz, keep Iran from nuclear bomb
WASHINGTON – Amid the ritual expressions of regret and the pledges of “never again” on Tuesday’s 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, a bitter irony was noted: Anti-Semitism has …
MONDAY, JAN. 26, 2015, 2:30 P.M.
Ex-CIA officer convicted of leaking secrets to reporter
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A former CIA officer was convicted Monday of leaking classified details of an operation to thwart Iran’s nuclear ambitions to a New York Times reporter.
THURSDAY, DEC. 4, 2014, 9:41 A.M.
Efforts to create Manhattan Project park advance
Plans to create a Manhattan Project National Historical Park, which includes the B Reactor at Hanford, have advanced in Congress.
THURSDAY, DEC. 12, 2013
Hanford 300 Area cleanup plan released
The U.S. Department of Energy on Wednesday issued its final cleanup plan for the 300 Area of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, which for decades made plutonium for nuclear weapons and …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2013, 3:28 A.M.
Obama in Israel for first trip as president
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — President Barack Obama plunged into the turbulent Middle East Wednesday, assuring Israel of the U.S. commitment to its security while cautioning that the region’s “winds …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2012, 11:38 A.M.
US hesitant in condemning North Korean launch
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is drawing no “red line” for North Korea after a successful long-range rocket test, tempering the public condemnation to avoid raising tensions or possibly …
MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2012, 2:49 P.M.
Obama hails Nunn, Lugar efforts to secure nukes
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hailing two decades of efforts to help the former Soviet Union secure nuclear weapons stockpiles, President Barack Obama said Monday that the world must continue to stand …