Not only is the New Start treaty very dangerous, the way the US is complying with the treaty is even more dangerous. It is making cuts to the US nuclear arsenal much earlier than required, and it leaves the US even more vulnerable by making its “sharpest cuts” to the least vulnerable legs of the [...]
In an interview with Israel Radio, Steinitz expressed government concern over P5+1 nuclear negotiations with Teheran. The minister, deemed close to Netanyahu, said Israel feared that Iran would emerge stronger from any accord that would also remove sanctions.
“We are watching the negotiations with concern,” Steinitz said on April 14. “We are not opposed to [...]
The military flexibility that President Barack Obama assured Russian President Vladimir Putin he would gain upon his re-election must be yielding everything the Kremlin leader could possibly have hoped for.
As Russia continues to ignore international agreements, invade sovereign land, and expand its warfare arsenal, U.S. nuclear forces are being cut back four years ahead [...]
In addition to the US having seriously neglected the sustainment and improvement of its nuclear deterrent enterprise for over two decades, equally serious is that the U.S. seems to have lost sight of some of the alarmingly real nuclear dangers America still faces.
Since 1972, for example, the U.S. and the Soviet Union — and [...]
America’s policy of opposing the proliferation of nuclear weapons needs to be more nuanced. What works for the United States in the Middle East may not in Asia. We do not want Iran or Saudi Arabia to get the bomb, but why not Australia, Japan, and South Korea? We are opposed to nuclear weapons because [...]
Iran currently has nearly 19,000 centrifuges, including 10,000 of the so-called first generation being used to enrich uranium.
The country insists its nuclear activities are solely for civilian purposes.
“If we want to use the Natanz enrichment facility to produce the annual fuel of Bushehr nuclear power plant, we need to build 30,000 new centrifuges,” [...]
The Pentagon plans to remove 50 nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missiles from their silos over the next four years but not eliminate them from the U.S. arsenal, a move aimed at complying with a 2010 treaty with Russia and avoiding a fight with members of
The U.S government today released a precise accounting of its strategic nuclear forces, something it is required to do by treaty, and it’s worth a careful read.
The world now knows that, by February of 2018, the U.S. will have approximately 400 intercontinental ballistic missiles, down from 450; 240 submarine-launched ballistic missiles, down about 50; [...]
Critics of New START warned that loopholes in the treaty would result in Russia’s circumvention of nuclear and missile reductions and that New START lacks a sufficient verification process, which would ultimately allow the Russians to build up their nuclear and missile arsenals without detection. Critics of New START also pointed [...]
While the international community has been focusing on a potential Israeli strike against Iranian nuclear facilities, another much larger issue looms, and should be tackled very urgently. But interestingly, except for a few concerned neighbours in the Gulf, nobody is really looking at the possible implications of a potential earthquake in Bushehr, where Iran’s oldest [...]