Nuclear Weapons

Happy memories of Greenham Common

Your article on Greenham Common (‘We weaponised femininity’, G2, 21 March) brought back many memories. Having joined CND and taken part in several anti-nuclear marches in the late 70s, Greenham was the next active step for me and an important part of my political education. Embrace the Base was an …

U.S. Nuclear Bomb Test Footage is Now On YouTube

Between 1945 and 1962, the United States conducted 210 atmospheric nuclear bomb tests. For each of those tests, the government used multiple cameras …

North Korea

Russia's New 'Satan' Nuclear Weapons System Could Wipe Out Texas or France, But Testing is Behind Schedule

The RS-28 Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile known in Russia as "Satan 2" has been delayed yet again

Cold War

50 years ago

Russian President Vladimir Putin observes an exercise in the Barents Sea from aboard a submarine (February 2004). © REUTERS<p>The Soviet Union developed …

Cold War

Nuclear Weapons: The Most Overrated Weapon of War?

<i>But since World War II, the United States has eschewed the use of nuclear weapons, even against capable non-nuclear opponents. Because of the deep</i> …

War

Check out the abandoned New Jersey military base where a nuclear missile exploded in 1960

At the height of the Cold War, the United States was deploying nuclear weapons all around the country, ready to launch at a moment's notice. While the missiles were never used to strike a foreign target, one did explode in its New Jersey shelter.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b> On Facebook

War

What You Need to Know About the Future of Nuclear Weapons Under Donald Trump

And how other countries factor in.<p>In late January, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved the “Doomsday Clock” 30 seconds closer to midnight. The clock is symbolic, with midnight representing the end of the world; the group moves the minute and second hands based on its analysis of various …

North Korea

UK nuclear deterrent Trident could be guarded by 'supermarket security staff' says Unite

Ministry of Defence insists it would not make changes that put safety and security in jeopardy.<p>Supermarket-style security staff could be used to …

United Kingdom

Watch Declassified Nuclear Bomb Tests Online

The U.S. government conducted 210 atmospheric nuclear bomb tests before the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty of 1963 outlawed detonation of the big bombs in …

Science

Dems warns Trump nuclear push would suck money from budget

The top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee warned President Trump on Wednesday that if he launches new nuclear programs, it “sucks all of …

North Korea

U.S. General Urges Nuclear Upgrade as Russia Grows ‘More Aggressive’

The general who oversees the United States’ atomic weapons arsenal has expressed concern over what he described as “much more aggressive” behavior by Russia in recent years, saying it justifies the need for a strengthened and modernized nuclear deterrent force in this country.<p>Lt. Gen. Jack …

Foreign Policy

Donald Trump to reconsider US aim of world without nuclear weapons

Donald Trump's administration is to review whether the US will renew its policy of a world without nuclear weapons.<p>More to follow<p>More about:<br>• Donald …

Donald Trump

Trident replacement: losing its vacation?

Britain’s departure from the EU may make the case for Trident replacement harder to sustain.<p>Six days after becoming Prime Minister last July Theresa …

European News

Bombs Away on YouTube

03/21/2017 · by carylsue · in Classroom Ideas, Current Event Connection, geography, Main. ·<p><b>UNITED STATES</b><p>For the first time, thousands of films showing U.S. atmospheric nuclear weapons tests are freely, publicly available in an online archive. (New York Times)<p>What impact did atmospheric nuclear …

North Korea

Films of these atomic explosions just got declassified

From 1945 until such tests were banned in 1963, the US conducted 210 atmospheric nuclear tests. The explosions were filmed with multiple cameras capturing each event at around 2,400 frames per second.<p>Those films had been left to quite literally rot—scattered around the country in vaults and …

India could strike Pakistan with nuclear weapons if threatened, says expert

There is increasing evidence that India could launch a preemptive first strike against Pakistan if it feared a nuclear attack was imminent, in a …

Pakistan

2017: The year in which nuclear weapons could be banned?

Four of the five nuclear weapon states—France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States—voted against, along with the majority of North …

North Korea

World War 3: Scientists to simulate nuclear bomb going off in New York

Earlier this year, Donald Trump – you know, the guy with the 2am Twitter meltdowns – took charge of enough nuclear firepower to blast humanity off …

The Air Force will soon have its smallest arsenal of nuclear weapons in decades

As President Donald Trump calls on the nation to increase its nuclear might, the Air Force is taking steps to carry out an Obama administration plan …

War

Photos of grand Soviet-era subway stations

Back in the days before the US bankrupted the Soviet Union with the space race and the nuclear arms race, the Soviets spent lavishly on some public …

Soviet Union

The Ultimate Guide to North Korea's Nuclear Weapons Program

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has pursued a nuclear weapons program for decades. In 2006, despite sanctions and economic hardship, …

North Korea

If a nuclear bomb is dropped on your city, here's where you should run and hide

President Trump has egged on a new arms race. Russia violated weapons treaties to upgrade its nuclear arsenal. North Korea is developing long-range …

Nuclear Energy

Never-before-seen videos show nuclear weapons being secretly detonated in the Nevada desert

However, some of the most interesting blasts were filmed at a desert location now called the Nevada National Security Site.<p><i>Google Maps; Business</i> …

America's Nuclear Bombers Are Old—and in Desperate Need of an Upgrade

The air-based leg of the nuclear triad must remain a national security priority.Joint Chiefs of Staff Vice Chairman Gen. Paul Selva told the House …

War

Amid North Korea threat, Tillerson hints that 'circumstances could evolve' for a Japanese nuclear arsenal

The possibility of a nuclear-armed Japan has again been raised by the Trump administration, after U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson appeared to say …

North Korea

Troubled agency is responsible for moving the nation's most lethal cargo

Agency that oversees transport is plagued by an outdated fleet and low morale.

War

His grandfather helped bomb Hiroshima. Today, he's friends with a nuclear bomb survivor.

Six years ago, Ari Beser, a photographer from Baltimore, received a grant to visit the city of Hiroshima for the first time. He wanted to trace the path his grandfather had once taken. Jacob Beser, who died in 1992, flew over Japan as a member of the Army Air Force during World War II.<p>On the day …

History

The Cassandras are warning of nuclear doom – so why doesn’t Canada seem to care?

Even hawks are becoming doves, writes <b>Elizabeth</b> <b>Renzetti</b>, as Ottawa is sitting out a UN conference on banning the bomb<p>Douglas Roche does not want to be Cassandra. No one wants to be Cassandra in the field of nuclear prophecy, because the thing about Cassandra is that her terrible visions came true. …

North Korea

America just put loads of secret nuclear weapons explosions on YouTube

Footage of hundreds of secret nuclear tests carried out during the Cold War has been declassified by the US government for the first time and placed …

North Korea

Dem rep: US needs plan to deal with potential Russian nuke

Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) says a nuclear war with Russia is a real possibility the U.S. should prepare for.<p>“For a long time, Russia and the United …

Russia