Russia to boycott 2016 Nuclear Security Summit

Nov 5, 2014

Russia to boycott 2016 Nuclear Security Summit

Russia has informed the United States that it will boycott the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit, diplomats said on Tuesday, potentially stripping the meeting of one of its key participants and hurting efforts initiated by President Barack Obama to reduce the threat of nuclear terrorism. ...

Nov 5, 2014

New North Korean uranium plant in operation: report

North Korea has started operating a new plant inside its uranium enrichment complex, boosting its capacity to generate fuel that could be used to make atomic weapons, a report said Wednesday. “Infrared cameras used by South Korean and U.S. intelligence authorities have detected heat ...

U.S. Air Force fires two nuclear missile corps commanders

Nov 4, 2014

U.S. Air Force fires two nuclear missile corps commanders

Adding to signs of distress in the nuclear force, the U.S. Air Force fired two commanders and disciplined a third in response to internal investigations of leadership lapses and misbehavior at two of its three intercontinental ballistic missile bases. The most senior officer to ...

North Korea launches ballistic missile submarine: reports

Nov 3, 2014

North Korea launches ballistic missile submarine: reports

North Korea has launched a submarine capable of firing ballistic missiles, South Korean media reported Sunday, quoting South Korean government sources. The Yonhap News Agency said North Korean engineers reverse-engineered a Soviet-era Golf-class diesel submarine to build a copy with a suspected displacement of ...

Oct 30, 2014

Japan-led nuke disarmament resolution passes U.N. committee

A Japan-led draft U.N. resolution on the elimination of nuclear weapons passed a General Assembly committee Wednesday with the endorsement of 163 countries, paving the way for adoption at a plenary meeting in December. While this is the 21st year in a row that ...

Oct 28, 2014

Japan presents nuclear disarmament resolution to U.N. committee

Japan has filed another draft United Nations resolution calling for the elimination of nuclear weapons worldwide and for signatories to the nuclear nonproliferation treaty to ensure next year’s treaty review conference strengthens the agreement. The resolution, submitted for the 21st year in a row ...

If you'd nuked a city, you'd feel guilty too

Oct 18, 2014

If you'd nuked a city, you'd feel guilty too

by J.J. O'Donoghue

The author T.C. Boyle in the preface to his book “Stories II” published last year made a convincing argument that runs counter to the conventional wisdom to “write what you know.” Boyle said: “A story is an exercise of imagination — or, as Flannery ...