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Putin issues sinister warning on rising nuclear war threat

The world is facing a rising threat of a nuclear war because of the U.S. pullout from arms control treaties and its destabilizing military plans, Russian President Vladimir Putin said …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018

Idaho Sen. Risch warns of war of ‘biblical proportions’ with North Korea

Idaho Sen. Jim Risch, who startled security experts at an international security conference in Munich, Germany, over the weekend with threats of a clash of “biblical proportions” between the United …


Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan: Doomsday Machine is in Trump’s hands

Now, at 86 years old, Daniel Ellsberg is revealing for the first time that the Pentagon Papers were not the first classified documents that he removed from his secure workplace.


Trump era sparks new debate about nuclear war authority

What would happen if an American president ordered a nuclear strike, for whatever reason, and the four-star general at Strategic Command balked or refused, believing it to be illegal?


U.S. general says nuclear launch order can be refused

The top officer at U.S. Strategic Command says an order from President Donald Trump or any of his successors to launch nuclear weapons can be refused if that order is …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 13, 2017

North Korea says U.S. carrier groups raise nuclear war threat

North Korea warned Monday that the unprecedented deployment of three U.S. aircraft carrier groups “taking up a strike posture” around the Korean peninsula is making it impossible to predict when …


Analysis: What would happen if North Korea gets the bomb?

Barely a week after North Korea exploded the most powerful nuclear device it has ever tested, U.S. defense officials said the secretive country appears to be readying a tunnel for …


Shawn Vestal: A pilgrimage, and a life, pursuing peace

Thirty years ago, a small band of people were walking across America, from the west side of Washington to Washington, D.C. The following spring, they continued their pilgrimage, after a …