Stories tagged: nuclear weapons
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019
Russian President Vladimir Putin says Moscow is prepared to immediately extend a pivotal nuclear arms reduction pact with the U.S.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 1, 2019
High-risk demolition of a former nuclear weapons production plant could resume next week, nearly two years after the most dangerous work was halted because of safety concerns.
Tue., July 16, 2019
A recently released - and subsequently deleted - document published by a NATO-affiliated body has sparked headlines in Europe with an apparent confirmation of a long-held open secret: U.S. nuclear …
Sun., April 28, 2019
Former Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar, foreign policy expert, dies
UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019
North Korea says it test-fired a new type of “tactical guided weapon” in an announcement possibly intended to register displeasure with deadlocked nuclear talks without causing those coveted negotiations to …
Thu., Nov. 22, 2018
The head of the U.N.’s atomic watchdog on Thursday called on North Korea to allow inspectors back into the country to monitor its nuclear program.
Thu., Nov. 15, 2018
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un observed the successful test of “a newly developed ultramodern tactical weapon,” the nation’s state media reported Friday, though it didn’t describe what sort of …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018
Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his commitment to a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula and the suspension of all future long-range missile tests and said he had faith to continue working with increasingly …
Fri., Aug. 10, 2018
A fire at a laboratory on a former nuclear weapons production site has sent two workers to the hospital.
Sat., Aug. 4, 2018
Roller-coaster nuclear diplomacy between the United States and North Korea hit highs and lows on Saturday as the countries’ top diplomats traded polite words and barbs, leaving efforts to rid …
UPDATED: Sun., July 8, 2018
The once-secret city of Los Alamos is marking 75 years of discovery at Los Alamos National Laboratory, which still plays a key role in maintaining the United States’ nuclear weapons …
Thu., May 24, 2018
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
President Vladimir Putin says the Russian military will start receiving new nuclear weapons in the coming years.
Fri., May 11, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Trial in a federal court lawsuit over chemical vapors on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation has been delayed again.
Wed., Nov. 15, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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 …