Nuclear Weapons

Trump Thinks About Nuclear Annihilation a Lot, But Doesn’t Know Much About It

Earlier this month, Americans had a chance to examine what was arguably the scariest question of the 2016 campaign: do you really want Donald Trump …

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India-Pakistan’s lessons for peace in North Korea

Regarding David Ignatius’s Aug. 16 op-ed, “Considering an end to the armistice”:<p>Retired CIA director Gen. Michael V. Hayden recently told New Yorker writer Robin Wright that any diplomatic solution “will have to, in one way or another, concede North Korea’s nuclear status. Nothing else is …

North Korea

Playing Chicken With China

President Trump appears desperate, erratic and even irrational as he struggles to stop North Korea from developing nuclear weapons capable of reaching the U.S. mainland. If the president is to be believed, he stands ready to run any risk, pay any price and do whatever necessary to keep the U.S. …

North Korea

Japan conducts evacuation drills amid North Korea missile threat

In Japan's sleepy coastal town of Kotoura, which sits within the flight path of any North Korean missiles heading towards the United States territory …

North Korea

North Korea says its nuclear weapons pose threat only to US and not other countries

The comments are seen as part of Pyongyang's bid to ease its isolation following tough UN sanctions.<p>North Korea has claimed that its nuclear weapons …

North Korea

Why the North Korea nuclear crisis will return with a vengeance | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

Accustomed to the privileges of being a superpower, Americans have a low tolerance for insecurity. They cannot abide the notion that the Democratic …

North Korea

It’s far too easy for Donald Trump to start a nuclear war

Wherever the President of the United States travels, a military aide-de-camp carrying “the football” is just a few steps away. It isn’t the kind Tom …

War

Time to dismantle nuclear weapons

President Donald Trump’s threats to pre-emptively strike North Korea continue to alarm citizens as well as international diplomats and military …

North Korea

Breaking America’s Cold War Addiction in Korea

A North Korean Soldier takes photos through the window while U.S. Army Gen Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is briefed at …

North Korea

Nobody knows how many nuclear weapons North Korea has

WASHINGTON (AP) — US assessments of the size of North Korea's nuclear arsenal vary wildly.<p>Some conclude North Korea has or can make 30 to 60 nuclear weapons.<p>Estimates by civilian experts cloud the picture. They guess North Korea has just a dozen to about 30 weapons.<p>Size matters and not knowing …

North Korea

America and Russia: Back to Basics

<b>By Graham Allison, The National Interest</b><p><i>Note: this article is part of a symposium on U.S.-Russia relations included in the September/October 2017</i> …

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The president would probably never order the use of nuclear weapons

In his years piloting the presidential nuclear command aircraft during the peak of the Cold War, Barry Walrath began to notice a pattern. The specially modified Boeing 747, known to the Air Force as an E-4B Nightwatch plane, was one of the primary places from where a president could lead the nation …

North Korea

How to Get Rid of Nuclear Weapons

Unfortunately, this version of the future isn't likely.<p>Fiery rhetoric and nuclear weapons are not a winning combination. North Korea’s recent threats to retaliate against increasingly tighter global sanctions have been met with speculation that the United States could preempt a North Korean nuclear …

North Korea

ATO warns of ‘nuclear bomb’

THE Australian Taxation Office has warned that scrapping work-related deductions in favour of a blanket $1000 allowance would be like “detonating a …

Australian News

Nuclear Deal on Life Support in Face of Iranian Violations

One of the key parts of the Iran nuclear deal is a requirement that the President report regularly to Congress on Iran’s compliance:“(6) COMPLIANCE …

Iran Nuclear Negotiations

Iran May Quit The Nuclear Deal ‘Within Hours’ After Calling The U.S. ‘Not A Good Partner Or A Reliable Negotiator’

In July, President Donald Trump reluctantly renewed the Iran nuclear deal and its accompanying sanctions relief program — thereby reneging on one of his more ardent campaign promises. Yet the diplomatic pressures that ultimately forced Trump’s hand didn’t prevent his administration from sticking to …

Iran Nuclear Negotiations

Disarmament experts urge Europe to help halt 'Cold War 2.0': German minister

BERLIN (Reuters) - Disarmament experts have urged Europe to be vocal in helping to halt what they regard as a new Cold War in which global powers have embarked on a new conventional and nuclear arms race, Germany's foreign minister said on Wednesday.<p>Sigmar Gabriel was briefing reporters after …

World News

Trump hasn't learned from history and people of Guam may pay for it

With the news that Guam is issuing safety tips in case of a nuclear attack, we’ve time traveled to the early 1950s when government authorities …

North Korea

Korea and Venezuela: Flip Sides of the Same Coin

By: Jacob G. Hornberger <br>By suggesting that he might order a US regime-change invasion of Venezuela, President Trump has inadvertently shown why North …

Foreign Policy

Iran Just Threatened to Restart Its Nuclear Program if the U.S. Continues With Sanctions

(TEHRAN, Iran) — Iran's president has issued a direct threat, claiming his country is capable of restarting its nuclear program within hours.<p>Hassan …

Iran Nuclear Negotiations

This Standard Phone Feature Is Killing Your Effectiveness at Work

Immediately increase your effectiveness by avoiding this button<p>It's the mute button. And it's both a blessing and a curse.<p>On a conference call, mute is essential when you need to heat up a cup of coffee -- or run to the bathroom when meetings are scheduled back to back to back. However, it's become …

Time Management

North Korea and McMaster’s Deterrence Dishonesty

H.R. McMaster said something yesterday on This Week that is every bit as dangerous as Trump’s incendiary rhetoric last week. The more striking thing …

North Korea

Does diplomacy stand a chance in North Korea?

<i>Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter.</i><p>Although events in Charlottesville have justifiably dominated the news over the past few days, the problem …

North Korea

How Americans Feel About Going to (Nuclear) War

Two years ago, long before a U.S. president threatened to rain “fire and fury like the world has never seen” on North Korea (channeling, perhaps …

North Korea

Japan officially gave U.S. consent to bring in nukes ahead of Okinawa reversion accord: document

A recently declassified U.S. document confirms that Japan gave the United States its official consent to bring nuclear weapons to Okinawa shortly …

Japan

Japan to seek assurance of US defence pledge, including nuclear deterrence

Japan's defence chief and foreign minister will meet their U.S. counterparts on Thursday to reaffirm Washington's commitment to defending Japan, …

North Korea

North Korea's dangerously rudimentary nuclear command-and-control systems

Conventional wisdom tells us that because North Korea’s elites are rational actors, they will conclude that the benefits of employing nuclear weapons …

North Korea

China implements UN sanctions against North Korea, as Trump trade probe looms

In an unprecedented move against North Korea, China on Monday issued an order to carry out the United Nations sanctions imposed on the rogue regime earlier this month.<p>China made the announcement amid not only Pyongyang's escalating war of words with the United States regarding the North Korea …

North Korea

President shouldn’t have sole power to launch today’s nuclear weapons

Associated Press fileA replica of the Fat Man atomic bomb that was dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, on Aug. 9, 1945, is displayed in the Bradbury Science …

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On Anniversary of Nagasaki Bombing, Japanese Government Criticized For Refusing to Sign Ban on Nuclear Weapons

Caption: “On the anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki, calls on Japan to sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons—72 years since …

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