Posts Tagged: Nuclear

NYT Editorial: New Think and Old Weapons Editorial New Think and Old Weapons Published: February 27, 2010 Every four years the White House issues a “nuclear posture review.” That may sound like an anachronism. It isn’t. In a world where the United States and Russia still have more than 20,000 nuclear weapons — and Iran, North Korea and others have seemingly… Read more »

Barack Obama orders new nuclear review amid growing feud

The Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) is the overarching U.S. policy regarding nuclear weapons.  In the drafting of a new NPR there is an intense struggle between the White House and the Pentagon and the National Security Council over fundamental issues such as the “first use” option. >><< Barack Obama orders new nuclear review amid… Read more »

Gwyn Kirk: Nuclear Survivors Remembrance Day

Nuclear Survivors Remembrance Day Gwyn Kirk March 1, 2010 is the 56th anniversary of the U.S. hydrogen bomb test code-named ‘Bravo’ at Bikini Atoll, a ring of tiny coral islands in the central Pacific. Commemorations in affected communities will feature testimonies from those living with the long-term effects of radiation sickness, many forms of cancer,… Read more »

56th ‘BRAVO’ Nuclear Survivors Remembrance Day

Nuclear Survivors Remembrance Day March 1, 2010 56th anniversary of the ‘Bravo’ nuclear blast Hawaii State Capitol Rotunda 10:00 am – 1:00 pm All are invited to this solemn commemoration of the ‘Bravo’ nuclear test in remembrance of the survivors of the 67 nuclear blasts conducted by the U.S. in the Marshall Islands between 1946… Read more »

CIA declassified history of the Glomar Explorer

The National Security Archive has released recently declassified documents from the CIA pertaining to the 1974 Project Azorian, a secret expedition to retrieve a sunken Soviet nuclear sub 250 miles northwest of Kaua’i.  The cover story for the Glomar Explorer, the strange ship searching the deep sea was that it was looking for manganese nodules… Read more »

Obama talks about ‘disarmament’ but seeks increased spending on nukes The Obama disarmament paradox By Greg Mello | 4 February 2010 Article Highlights The latest federal budget request includes a large increase in spending for nuclear weapons. Such an increase contradicts President Obama’s speech in Prague last April, during which he seemed to signal a commitment to significant nuclear disarmament. Now it’s a question of… Read more »

The “Four Horsemen” Call For a Nuclear Weapons Spending Surge Full-Court Press The “Four Horsemen” Call For a Nuclear Weapons Spending Surge February 02, 2010 By Darwin Bondgraham and Will Parrish and Nicholas ian Robinson In the December edition of Z Magazine we published a lengthy feature examining the new politics of “anti-nuclear nuclearism,” a rhetoric whereby hawkish elites vaguely tout the goal of… Read more »

Plans to cut health care for Micronesians will endanger lives Planned cuts could risk health of Micronesians By Gary T. Kubota POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 26, 2010 A proposed cut in the state government’s medical assistance to Micronesians could mean some of them will die as a result, the state was told yesterday during a public hearing. Health experts also raised questions about… Read more »

N. Korea wants Peace Treaty talks, U.S. and S. Korea reject idea January 12, 2010 North Korea Calls for Peace Treaty Talks With U.S. By CHOE SANG-HUN SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea on Monday proposed talks with the United States to reach a formal peace treaty that would replace the truce that halted the Korean War 57 years ago, indicating that it would not give… Read more »

US missile defense blocking nuclear arms reduction agreement U.S. missile shield holding up nuclear deal-Putin Tue Dec 29, 4:33 PM By Gleb Bryanski VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (Reuters) – Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Tuesday U.S. plans for a missile defense system were the main obstacle to reaching a new deal on reducing Cold War arsenals of nuclear weapons. The two largest nuclear… Read more »