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2009-04-05 12:06:00

WASHINGTON, April 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Riki Ellison, Chairman and Founder of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA) www.missiledefenseadvocacy.org commented on the significance of the North Korean launch of its ICBM to the world-wide MDAA membership today. His commentary is as follows: A new security era has begun for our nation and that of our allies in the world. North Korea has successfully tested a long range ballistic missile. This success coupled with the North Korean...

2009-03-30 10:47:00

Leaders Agree That First Meeting of the Two Presidents - Occurring Just Before the G-20 - Is an Historic Opportunity To Set World's Course to Zero Nuclear Weapons Global Zero Commission To Launch Soon After G-20 Summit PARIS, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- With nuclear weapons high on the agenda for the historic first Obama-Medvedev meeting, more than 100 international leaders on the forefront of the Global Zero initiative are urging the U.S. and Russian presidents to work toward dramatic...

2009-03-19 12:31:00

SAN DIEGO, March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Roger Chapin, Founder and President of Make America Safe, has written an article for the Washington Times which advocates preemptive strikes on Iran to destroy their nuclear facilities at the earliest possible time. Chapin wants the U.S. to act preemptively to head off an Iranian nuclear attack on Israel and an electro-magnetic pulse (EMP) attack on the United States. "And given Israel's warnings to Iran and its prior attacks on Iraqi and...

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2009-02-16 13:50:00

Earlier this month, two nuclear-armed submarines from Britain and France collided in the Atlantic Ocean, causing new concerns about the safety of the world's deep sea missile fleets, according to authorities. The oldest vessel in Britain's nuclear-armed submarine fleet, the HMS Vanguard, and the French Le Triomphant submarine both suffered minor damage in the collision.  There were no crew members reported to be injured. First Sea Lord Adm. Jonathon Band, Britain's most senior sailor,...

2008-11-12 21:00:06

The United States is concerned about reported missile tests by Iran, saying they violate U.N. resolutions, the State Department said Wednesday. Besides violating U.N. Security Council resolutions, the reported test-firings "certainly are not in accordance with (Iran's) international obligations," State Department spokesman Robert Wood said during a news briefing. "It's very much a concern of ours," Wood said. "And so we will talk with our allies, see that we can bring broad international...

2008-10-31 15:00:12

The Russian Foreign Ministry Friday said an allegation that a large number of the country's nuclear weapons have been stolen or gone missing is untrue. The press and information department of the Russian ministry said in a statement that concern expressed by U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates was unwarranted as Russia has maintained strict control of such atomic weaponry in the past, RIA Novosti said. "Despite all the difficulties that our country faced in the early 1990s, Russia...

2008-09-02 18:00:26

China is calling for "balance" between non-proliferation concerns and peaceful civilian nuclear power use in India's quest to obtain nuclear fuel imports. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said Tuesday that China has a "clear and consistent" stance on nuclear cooperation between the United States and India, which is seeking to have a nuclear importation ban lifted, the state-run Chinese news agency Xinhua reported. "China hopes the (45-member Nuclear Suppliers Group of...

2008-09-02 12:00:08

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Hiroshima, 2 September: Lower house speakers from the Group of Eight major nations agreed Tuesday to adhere to and further enhance the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty as they wrapped up their one- day gathering in Hiroshima. In closing the seventh annual conference, Japanese House of Representatives Speaker Yohei Kono told a press conference, "We agreed to maintain and further strengthen the spirit of the NPT, which is to...

2008-09-02 06:00:08

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Hiroshima, 2 September: Lower house speakers of the Group of Eight countries met Tuesday [2 September] in Hiroshima to discuss issues such as the role of parliament in promoting peace and reducing arms around the world. Participants also discussed decision-making in a bicameral legislature, touching on the situation involving a divided parliament in which each of the two houses is controlled by opposing political groups....

2008-08-21 00:00:18

By Anne Penketh Poland and the United States risked igniting a new missile crisis with Russia as their foreign ministers signed a deal yesterday to station part of a US defence shield, manned by American soldiers, on Polish soil, 115 miles from the Russian border. The signing of the agreement in Warsaw yesterday is the first concrete step by the West against Russia's perceived strategic interests in the aftermath of the Georgian war last week. When the deal was announced last week, it...


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Nuclear Fallout
2013-04-01 10:26:30

Nuclear fallout, or just simply fallout, known also as Black Rain, is the residual radioactive material that is propelled into the upper atmosphere after a nuclear black or a nuclear reaction that is conducted in an unshielded facility. It is so called because it "fall out" of the sky after the explosion and the shock wave have passed. It most commonly refers to the radioactive dust and ash that is created when a nuclear weapon explodes, but such dust can also come from a damaged nuclear...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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