Stories tagged: nuclear weapons
Tue., July 16, 2019, 4:25 p.m.
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, 11:47 a.m.
Former Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar, foreign policy expert, dies
UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 5:59 p.m.
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, 5:32 p.m.
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, 5:12 p.m.
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, 8:39 p.m.
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, 10:08 a.m.
A fire at a laboratory on a former nuclear weapons production site has sent two workers to the hospital.
Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 10:21 a.m.
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, 4:42 p.m.
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, 9:29 p.m.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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, 12:47 p.m.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.