Israel possesses some 80 nuclear warheads — rather fewer than once thought, and lower than the nuclear arsenal of countries that are officially in possession of atomic weapons — according to the new 2013 yearbook put out by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), a leading think tank on global security [...]
Growing concern about North Korea’s nuclear program has led many in South Korea to favor the idea of building atomic weapons. Japan too is discussing such a move.
Perhaps it is merely basic human desire to keep up with the neighbors, but an increasing number of South Koreans are saying that they want nuclear weapons [...]
A version of the Stuxnet computer virus that attacked Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility was activated in 2007, two years earlier than previously suspected, according to a report released by the antivirus company Symantec on Tuesday at a security conference.
Stuxnet made international headlines in 2010 when it wrought havoc on enrichment equipment at the Iranian [...]
Iran recently sought to acquire tens of thousands of highly specialized magnets used in centrifuge machines, according to experts and diplomats, a sign that the country may be planning a major expansion of its nuclear program that could shorten the path to an atomic weapons capability.
Purchase orders obtained by nuclear researchers [...]
As he said on his recent trip to South Korea, President Obama believes that, because we are “the only nation ever to use nuclear weapons,” we now have a “moral obligation” to pursue nuclear disarmament. In fact, the United States used two atomic weapons to end World War II in order to fulfill a moral [...]
Several generations of Americans and Israelis have no recollection of the game of nuclear chicken played by Russia and China after World War II. In 1957, Mao Zedong said China could survive and prevail in a nuclear war.
Mega death for Mao was a shortcut to defeating capitalism and its imperial powers. He claimed [...]
Reports of a blast in the province of Isfahan, home to one of Iran’s atomic facilities, adds to a
series of unexplained incidents that have raised suspicions of sabotage against the country’s nuclear program.
What would it mean if such a regime went nuclear? Let’s assume, for the sake of argument, that a nuclear-armed Iran would never use its atomic weapons or give them to terrorists. Even under that optimistic scenario, Tehran’s acquisition of nukes would make the world an infinitely more dangerous place.
For one thing, it would [...]
A U.S. Air Force plan to refurbish aging nuclear bombs deployed in five European countries would increase the weapon’s power and accuracy and risks re-igniting tensions with Russia, an arms control group says.
The $4 billion program to extend the life of the B61 bomb is part of a larger atomic weapons maintenance plan approved [...]
A second suspected nuclear installation has been identified in Syria, according to commercial satellite photos, providing new evidence that Damascus may have been pursuing atomic weapons before a 2007 Israeli military strike.
The publishing Wednesday of the photos by Washington’s Institute for Science and International Security could increase pressure on the United Nations to demand [...]