Latest Nuclear weapons and the United States Stories

2009-04-10 06:51:28

A new report released Wednesday by the Nuclear Weapons Complex Consolidation Policy Network urges the federal government to reduce the nation's weapons complexes to just three sites as a move towards achieving the nuclear arms-free world that President Obama recently spoke about. "The continued existence of large nuclear weapon stockpiles in the United States, and in other countries, does not increase our security, but instead makes it more precarious.  The time for a new approach to...

2009-04-06 13:51:00

Former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel Says North Korean Missile Launch Underscores Urgency for All Nuclear Powers to Support Obama-Medvedev Effort to Achieve "Global Zero" WASHINGTON, April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Political and military leaders at the forefront of the Global Zero initiative, a nonpartisan international effort to achieve a phased, verifiable plan to eliminate all nuclear weapons worldwide, immediately expressed support for President Obama's Prague speech and the newly...

2008-10-04 03:00:16

By Bunnell, Stephen At a July 8 summit in Hokkaido, Japan, the heads of government of the Group of Eight (G-8), a forum of the largest economies worldwide, continued discussions on expanding their current nonproliferation partnership from a focus on the former Soviet Union to a more global approach. They also took note of the program's achievements to date in the former Soviet Union as well as remaining projects there. In a statement released after the summit, the leaders acknowledged the...

2005-10-13 14:03:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iran is determined to acquire nuclear weapons and the United States may find it less costly to deter a nuclear-armed Iran than to dismantle its weapons program, according to two U.S.-funded researchers who advise the Pentagon. "Can the United States live with a nuclear-armed Iran? Despite its rhetoric, it may have no choice," concluded the report by Judith Yaphe and Air Force Col. Charles Lutes, which was released on Thursday. The potential for rolling back...

2005-06-27 20:16:59

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Four years after the Sept. 11attacks, the Bush administration and the U.S. Congress areshowing signs of complacency about the threat of a terroristnuclear attack that could cripple a major city and shatter theeconomy, nuclear security experts said on Monday. At a public forum sponsored by the former Sept. 11commission, the experts said the government must do more tosecure bomb-making materials worldwide, prevent proliferation,and promote international...

2005-02-07 15:30:00

NEW YORK (AFP) -- US scientists are quietly starting work on a new generation of nuclear arms meant to be more rugged and reliable than warheads in the existing arsenal. About nine million dollars have been allocated so far for weapons designers at the three US nuclear weapons laboratories, the New York Times reported Monday, citing government officials and experts. The initiative is expected to grow and could produce finished designs in five to 10 years. Congress and a future...

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  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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