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Stories with subject: Nuclear weapons
  • Official: Iran will not discuss missile program 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:26 am
  • TEHRAN, Iran - Tehran will not discuss its ballistic missiles as part of ongoing talks with world powers on a final agreement to curb the Iranian nuclear program, the country's defense minister said Wednesday.

  • Fired nuke commander will retire at lower rank 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:51 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The two-star Air Force general fired last fall as commander of the nuclear missile corps because of alcohol-fueled misbehavior will retire in June at a lower rank, the Air Force said Thursday.

  • Iran: '50 to 60 percent agreement' on nuke deal 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 3:37 pm
  • VIENNA - Iran's foreign minister said Wednesday his country and six world powers are in "50 to 60 percent agreement" on the shape of a deal meant to crimp any potential Iranian attempt to build nuclear arms in exchange for an end to crippling economic sanctions.

  • US will cut deployed nuke missile force by 50 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 6:26 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The U.S. will keep its current force of 450 land-based nuclear missiles but remove 50 from their launch silos as part of a plan to bring the U.S. into compliance with a 2011 U.S.-Russia arms control treaty, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

  • Audit cites deficiencies in New Mexico labs 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 5:41 pm
  • SANTA FE, New Mexico - A new federal audit has found Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories failed to monitor nuclear weapons designs as well as the reliability of parts being used to build them, the Albuquerque Journal reported Sunday.

  • North Korea says US 'hell-bent on regime change' 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 10:50 pm
  • UNITED NATIONS - North Korea on Friday accused the United States of being "hell-bent on regime change" and warned that any maneuvers with that intention will be viewed as a "red line" that will result in countermeasures.

  • Examples of differing views of nuke missile force 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 3:51 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A retired general's mostly positive assessment of conditions inside the nuclear Air Force one year ago stands in contrast to the picture that has emerged since. Some examples of how the views differ:

  • Ukrainian students in Wyoming watch Crimean crisis 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 4:33 pm
  • POWELL, Wyoming - Events at home occupy the thoughts of three Northwest College students more than usual these days.

  • Professor to lead nuclear monitoring project 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 3:13 pm
  • ANN ARBOR, Michigan - A new project designed to monitor countries that don't observe an international nuclear proliferation treaty and help nations with nuclear power safeguard their materials will be run by a professor in Michigan.

  • Possible source of fumes uncovered at nuclear site 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 6:15 pm
  • RICHLAND, Washington - A contractor has identified two possible sources of fumes that have sickened 18 workers during the past two weeks at the nation's most contaminated nuclear weapons site in Washington state.

  • Jonathan Schell, anti-war activist, dead at 70 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 7:05 pm
  • NEW YORK - Jonathan Schell, the crusading author, journalist and anti-war activist who condemned conflicts from Vietnam to Iraq and warned of a nuclear holocaust in terrifying detail in his galvanizing best seller, "The Fate of the Earth," has died at age 70.

  • Obama brings leaders of Japan, SKorea together 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 10:03 pm
  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands - President Barack Obama scored a small but significant diplomatic coup Tuesday by bringing together the leaders of key Asian allies Japan and South Korea for their first face-to-face meeting since they both took office more than a year ago.

  • Japan to turn over nuclear material to US 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 5:14 am
  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Japan plans to turn over to the United States more than 700 pounds of weapons grade plutonium and a supply of highly-enriched uranium, a victory for President Barack Obama's efforts to secure nuclear materials around the world.

  • Iran leader: Improved economy can fight sanctions 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 7:44 am
  • TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's top leader said Friday that his nation can best counter Western sanctions by strengthening its economy and rallied Iranians to exert "extraordinary efforts" to take their country forward.

  • Air Force sergeant gets prison in child-sex case 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 9:32 pm
  • CHEYENNE, Wyoming - An Air Force sergeant faces 25 years in military prison after pleading guilty to charges he sexually molested girls in Germany and the United States.

  • Senators urge Obama to be tough with Iran 
    Updated: Mar-18-14 12:45 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Congress' Iran hawks may have given up for now on new nuclear sanctions against Tehran.