Stories tagged: nuclear weapons
Thu., May 24, 2018, 9:29 p.m.
N. Korea demolishes nuclear test site as journalists watch
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made good on his promise to demolish his country’s nuclear test site, which was formally closed in a series of huge explosions Thursday as …
UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 10:55 a.m.
Putin: New nuclear weapons to enter duty in next few years
President Vladimir Putin says the Russian military will start receiving new nuclear weapons in the coming years.
Fri., May 11, 2018, 12:48 p.m.
Pompeo: U.S. to help North Korea economy if it gives up nukes
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo offered economic help Friday to impoverished North Korea if it gives up its nuclear weapons, as the two countries prepare for an historic summit between …
UPDATED: Sun., April 29, 2018, 1:34 p.m.
North Korea offers to give up nukes if U.S. vows not to attack
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told his South Korean counterpart at their historic summit that his country would be willing to give up its nuclear weapons if the U.S. …
Wed., April 25, 2018, 6:36 p.m.
Geologists say North Korea’s nuclear test site has collapsed
A study by Chinese geologists shows the mountain above North Korea’s main nuclear test site has collapsed under the stress of the explosions, rendering it unsafe for further testing and …
Sat., April 21, 2018, 7:31 a.m.
Analysis: Kim Jong Un tests Trump with latest nuke offer
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has finally broken his silence on what he plans to bring to the table during his summits with the South Korean and U.S. presidents, …
Thu., March 1, 2018, 6:38 p.m.
U.S. steps up lethal aide to Ukraine: 210 anti-tank missiles
The Trump administration told Congress on Thursday that it plans to sell Ukraine 210 anti-tank missiles to help it defend its territory from Russia, in a major escalation of U.S. …
UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 8:20 p.m.
Putin shows new Russian nuclear weapons: ‘It isn’t a bluff’
President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Russia has these new strategic weapons and many more, declaring: “No one has listened to us. You listen to us now.”
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 10:21 a.m.
Mattis: Proposed nuke missile is a bargaining chip
The Trump administration’s proposal to add a sea-launched cruise missile to the U.S. nuclear arsenal, criticized by some as overkill, is meant to provide new negotiating leverage to U.S. diplomats …
Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 12:04 a.m.
Little place for arms control in Trump’s nuclear strategy
There’s a place for arms control in the Trump administration’s new nuclear strategy. It’s a very small place.
Sat., Jan. 13, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
Trump’s nuclear strategy seeks new weapons to counter Russia
With Russia in mind, the Trump administration is aiming to develop new nuclear firepower that it says will make it easier to deter threats to European allies.
Mon., Dec. 25, 2017, 12:38 p.m.
North Korea says it’s a ‘pipe dream’ that it will give up nukes
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 …
Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 8:34 a.m.
Trial delayed again in lawsuit involving Hanford vapors
Trial in a federal court lawsuit over chemical vapors on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation has been delayed again.
Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 2:17 p.m.
Trump: China agrees North Korea nuclear weapon freeze not enough
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the U.S. and China agree that North Korea cannot just freeze its nuclear weapons program in exchange for concessions and that it must eliminate …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 8:53 p.m.
Retired U.S. general says nuclear launch order can be refused
A retired Air Force general told the Senate on Tuesday that an order from President Donald Trump or any of his successors to launch nuclear weapons can be refused by …
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017
Trudy Rubin: Will Trump play North Korea roulette?
A snowball in hell probably has better prospects than a serious Trump effort at diplomacy, and he may leave empty-handed.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 12:47 p.m.
Trump strikes hard line against North Korea in Japan
President Donald Trump struck a hard line against North Korea’s nuclear weapons program Monday and urged Japan to do the same as he closed out two days of talks, dinner …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 3:51 p.m.
CBO says $1.2 trillion needed for nuclear weapons overhaul
Congress’ budget analysts are putting a $1.2 trillion price tag on a long-term plan to modernize the U.S. nuclear arsenal that President Donald Trump inherited from his predecessor.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 2:21 p.m.
Pence: Will keep pressuring North Korea to drop nuke plans
Vice President Mike Pence is headed for North Dakota’s Minot Air Force Base, the second time in six weeks that a top Trump administration official has visited the nuclear weapons …
Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 12:11 p.m.
CIA head: North Korea months from perfecting nuclear capabilities
CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Thursday that North Korea is months away from perfecting its nuclear weapons capabilities.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 12:44 p.m.
Pelosi says Congress should weigh policy change on nukes
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is pushing Congress to pass a measure that the U.S. would not fire its nuclear weapons unless another country does so first.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
Trump vows to ‘fix the mess’ as U.S. targets North Korea banks
New U.S. sanctions will punish eight North Korean banks and 26 bank workers living abroad, the Trump administration announced Tuesday, in the first use of new sanctioning powers granted by …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 8:01 a.m.
War in Korea? The scenarios are sobering
This is the way a nuclear war begins. Simulations of a war on the Korean peninsula usually start with a relatively minor incident at the demilitarized zone between South Korea …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 8:49 p.m.
North Korean diplomat says Trump has ‘declared war’
North Korea’s top diplomat says President Donald Trump’s tweet that leader Kim Jong Un “won’t be around much longer” was a declaration of war against his country by the United …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 9:16 p.m.
North Korea hits back at Trump, threatens H-bomb test in Pacific
Kim Jong Un on Friday described Donald Trump as “deranged” and Pyongyang’s foreign minister said North Korea may test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific as the recalcitrant nation hit …
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 10:54 a.m.
North Korea minister calls Trump’s threat ‘sound of dog barking’
North Korea’s foreign minister has described as “the sound of a dog barking” President Donald Trump’s threat to destroy his country.
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 5:43 a.m.
Over 40 nations sign nuclear ban treaty opposed by big powers
More than 40 countries on Wednesday signed a treaty to ban nuclear weapons, a pact that the world’s nuclear powers spurned but supporters hailed as a historic agreement nonetheless.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 8:18 p.m.
U.S. allies divided over Trump’s threat against North Korea
Japan urged international unity Wednesday in pressuring North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons, even as another key U.S. ally pushed back against President Donald Trump’s threat to “totally …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 8:04 p.m.
Diplomats meet on Iran deal as Trump stays mum on decision
The United States and Iran will have their highest-level interaction of Donald Trump’s presidency on Wednesday, a day after the American leader delivered a blistering attack on the Islamic Republic …
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 11:57 a.m.
Trump’s latest nickname: Rocket Man
With President Donald Trump, a good enemy deserves a good nickname. In his debut appearance before the U.N. General Assembly Tuesday, Trump embraced his latest label – calling North Korean …