The astronomical funding required to replicate our Cold War arsenal does not square with the security threats in today’s world. Nor will our conventional forces be able to withstand the cuts necessitated by the price burden of these nuclear delivery systems.
Procurement is racing ahead of policy. Do we need these new nukes? Can we [...]
In the end, there are credible reasons for the United States to forgo deep reductions in the size of its nuclear arsenal, avoid significant cuts in its nuclear force structure, and move ahead with planned nuclear modernization programs. By shrinking the arsenal and divesting force structure, Washington could find it increasingly difficult to simultaneously preserve [...]
“Iran is not expanding its nuclear program because it already has the foundations needed for nuclear weapons,” the prime minister said. “The question is not whether they are expanding the program, but how to stop the Iranian military nuclear program.”
Netanyahu, who was speaking in English to a gathering in Jerusalem of young diaspora Jews [...]
Saudi Arabia has invested in Pakistani nuclear weapons projects, and believes it could obtain atomic bombs at will, a variety of sources have told BBC Newsnight.
While the kingdom’s quest has often been set in the context of countering Iran’s atomic programme, it is now possible that the Saudis might be able to deploy [...]
China expert Gordon Chang is the author of “The Coming Collapse of China,” and says this is a threat that needs to be taken very seriously. “Of course, the United States has nuclear submarines,” he said, “but we don’t talk about incinerating Chinese cities and showing diagrams with blast radiuses. This is clearly very [...]
Iran could successfully assemble a nuclear weapon in “a matter of months, not years,” according to Israel’s Deputy Minister of Defense, Danny Danon.
If Iranian leaders give the go ahead, the regime’s nuclear team would be able to assemble a nuclear weapons “very fast,” Danon told the Washington Free Beacon on Wednesday, a day after [...]
The U.S. finds itself today with the arms control community pushing hard for significant further reductions not just in warheads, but in platforms, as well. They also support the goal of “global zero,” the verbal shorthand for a world without nuclear weapons. This has the unfortunate effect of portraying all reductions as “progress” toward zero [...]
NORTH Korea may be on the brink of causing a nuclear disaster ? not with its weapons but by rebooting a reactor which is in a “nightmarish state”.
Russia warned of a potential “man-made catastrophe” if North Korea restarts an ageing plutonium reactor to boost its stockpile of nuclear weapons, after US [...]
An arms race in South Asia and Pakistan’s development of tactical “battlefield” nuclear weapons are increasing the risk of any conflict there becoming a nuclear war, the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) said on Thursday.
Noting that Pakistan looks set to overtake Britain as the owner of the world’s fifth-largest nuclear weapons stockpile, [...]
The underlying assumptions behind US nuclear disarmament are flawed. Nuclear weapons are not a Cold War relic. A few nuclear weapons is not an effective deterrent. Deep cuts in the US nuclear arsenal is not stopping the spread of nuclear weapons into other countries.
In short, the US is in trouble at the same time [...]