Pentagon price tag for new nuclear missiles: $95.8 billion

World Oct 20, 2020

Pentagon price tag for new nuclear missiles: $95.8 billion

The Pentagon has raised to $95.8 billion the estimated cost of fielding a new fleet of land-based nuclear missiles to replace the Minuteman 3 arsenal that has operated continuously for 50 years, officials said Monday. The estimate is up about $10 billion from four years ...

White House rejects Putin response to U.S. arms control offer

World Oct 17, 2020

White House rejects Putin response to U.S. arms control offer

The U.S. and Russia on Friday rejected each other's proposals for potentially salvaging the last remaining legal constraint on their strategic nuclear forces. President Vladimir Putin called for an unconditional extension of the soon-to-expire New START treaty, and the White House called that a ...

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un rattles his sabers

Editorials Oct 15, 2020

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un rattles his sabers

North Korea sent a simple message at the military parade last week to mark the 75th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Korean Workers’ Party: Kim Jong Un’s commitment to his nuclear arsenal is unflagging and he puts no stock in accommodating South ...