At huge cost, U.S. plans to replace ICBM arsenal

Sep 25, 2016

At huge cost, U.S. plans to replace ICBM arsenal

Hidden underground in steel-and-concrete silos across rural America, more than 400 intercontinental ballistic missiles point to the skies, poised for launch — and ready to obliterate cities across the world. First designed in the 1960s at the height of the Cold War, the Minuteman ...

U.N. Security Council backs nuke test ban implementation

Sep 24, 2016

U.N. Security Council backs nuke test ban implementation

With U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry invoking North Korea’s latest nuclear explosion as a “reckless act of provocation,” the U.N. Security Council on Friday approved a resolution urging quick global implementation of a treaty that would ban tests of such weapons. Kerry said ...

North Korea vows in U.N. speech to strengthen nuclear forces

Sep 24, 2016

North Korea vows in U.N. speech to strengthen nuclear forces

North Korea’s foreign minister condemned the United States on Friday for flying supersonic bombers over South Korea earlier this week and vowed his country will strengthen its nuclear capabilities in defiance of multiple U.N. Security Council resolutions. In a defiant speech before the U.N. ...

China probes company accused of North Korea trade violations

Sep 21, 2016

China probes company accused of North Korea trade violations

Chinese authorities are investigating a company that researchers say sold North Korea materials that can be used by its growing nuclear weapons program in a crackdown that reflects Beijing’s growing frustration with its isolated neighbor. The announcement about Hongxiang Industrial Development Co. in Dandong, ...