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Koreas Hold 'Constructive' Nuke Talks

Set sights on resuming six-party meetings

(Newser) - Top officials from North and South Korea today met in what was the countries' first high-level meeting since 2008, holding productive nuclear talks in Indonesia, Reuters reports. “I had very constructive and useful conversations with my counterpart,” said South Korea's nuclear envoy. “We agreed to continue... More »

US Secretly Sends Ukraine's Uranium to Russia an effort to destroy it

(Newser) - The US carried out a secret operation this week in which 110 pounds of highly enriched uranium—enough to make two atomic bombs—were sent from Ukraine to Russia, as part of the Obama administration’s not-at-all secret push to secure the world’s nuclear material. Russia intends to blend... More »

What the START Treaty Actually Does

Us-Russian treaty expected to pass today

(Newser) - START, the US’ new nuclear arms treaty with Russia, is expected to pass today, after a good bit of political wrangling . So just what does this new treaty mean? The AP breaks it down:
  • Limits on nuclear weapons: Each side will have to reduce their ready-to-launch nuclear arsenals to a
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Obama's Nuke Plan Is 'Insane'

The president's approach is 'strategically loopy' and 'morally bankrupt,' too

(Newser) - Obama's new approach to nukes is fundamentally flawed, writes Charles Krauthammer. Under the old doctrine, would-be aggressors faced the threat of a cataclysmic nuclear response. Now, even if America is attacked by bio-weapons, we can't use nukes unless the attacker failed to comply with treaty obligations. The plan is "... More »

Iran's Nukes in Rabbit Warren of Tunnels, Bunkers

Hidden arsenal complicates nuclear standoff

(Newser) - Iran is using a network of tunnels and bunkers to shield its atomic complex, obscuring the size of its arsenal and complicating calls for military action against the rogue state. Military experts from the United States and Israel say a well-hidden nuclear program is especially hard to take down. "... More »

North Korea Stalling on Nuke Deal

Nation refuses to remove nuke cooling tower before enjoying benefits

(Newser) - North Korea is balking at US demands that it demolish a cooling tower at its main nuclear complex and get rid of unused fuel, the AP reports. Officials insist they want the benefits from the next stage of the disarmament deal first. The US warns that North Korea could restart... More »

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