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  • How Israel, in Dark of Night, Torched Its Way to Iran’s Nuclear Secrets

    07/17/2018 3:08:54 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 19 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 15, 2018 | David E. Sanger and Ronen Bergman
    TEL AVIV — The Mossad agents moving in on a warehouse in a drab commercial district of Tehran knew exactly how much time they had to disable the alarms, break through two doors, cut through dozens of giant safes and get out of the city with a half-ton of secret materials: six hours and 29 minutes... The agents arrived that night, Jan. 31, with torches that burned at least 3,600 degrees, hot enough, as they knew from intelligence collected during the planning of the operation, to cut through the 32 Iranian-made safes... In late April, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced...
  • Bolton says there's a one-year plan for North Korea to denuclearize, stays mum on WaPo report

    07/01/2018 11:41:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | 07/01/2018 | By Maegan Vazquez
    White House national security adviser John Bolton offered up new details on Sunday about the path toward the nuclear disarmament of North Korea and addressed a recent Washington Post report suggesting that the country plans to deceive the United States about its nuclear stockpile. On CBS's "Face the Nation," Bolton said North Korea's nuclear arsenal could be dismantled in a year if Pyongyang cooperates, adding that the program would require "full disclosure of all [of North Korea's] chemical and biological, nuclear programs, ballistic missile sites." "We have developed a program. I am sure that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will...
  • Our Reaction to the North Korea Summit Depends on Our Predisposition About Trump

    06/15/2018 9:28:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06/15/2018 | David Limbaugh
    It goes without saying that Democrats would view President Trump's North Korean negotiations quite differently than Republicans, but I was honestly surprised by the strong negative reaction of Trump critics on the right.    Don't get me wrong, some Trump critics on the right reflexively oppose everything he does or says, but my gut reaction when first learning of the summit was that even they would grudgingly acknowledge this as a positive development. But their reaction was viscerally negative, harsh, cynical, pessimistic and absolute. Either I overestimated their capacity for some fairness concerning Trump or I am radically wrong in how...
  • Doomsday warning It would only take 100 nuclear weapons to wreak global devastation

    06/14/2018 12:16:01 PM PDT · by wmileo · 53 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | June 14, 2018 | James Rogers
    New research argues that 100 nuclear weapons is the “pragmatic limit” for any country to have in its arsenal. Any aggressor nation unleashing more than 100 nuclear weapons could ultimately devastate its own society, scientists warn. The study was published in the journal Safety on Thursday; it was co-authored by Michigan Technological University professor Joshua Pearce and David Denkenberger, assistant professor at Tennessee State University and director of Alliance to Feed the Earth in Disasters (ALLFED). “The results found that 100 nuclear warheads is adequate for nuclear deterrence in the worst case scenario, while using more than 100 nuclear weapons...
  • Pompeo insists North Korea agreement 'encompasses' verifiable, irreversible denuclearization

    06/13/2018 11:05:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 13, 2018 | Sarah Kolinovsky
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is defending the agreement signed by President Trump and Kim Jong Un at the Singapore summit, insisting it “encompasses” ‘verifiable’ and ‘irreversible’ denuclearization, even though the document does not explicitly use those terms. The document calls only for “complete denuclearization,” sparking criticism the agreement was not specific enough to allow oversight of the denuclearization process. “Let me assure you that ‘complete’ encompasses ‘verifiable’ in the minds of everyone concerned,” Pompeo told reporters in Seoul Wednesday. “One can’t completely denuclearize without validating, authenticating – you pick the word. The President is committed to that.” When a...
  • The Doomsday Clock: Change It Back

    06/13/2018 5:41:02 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 18 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 6-13-18 | MOTUS
    “In 2017, the clock moved from three minutes to midnight to two-and-a-half minutes to midnight. The Bulletin cites the rise of nationalism, Donald Trump's comments over nuclear weapons and the threat of an arms race between the US and Russia. The year was also the first time a fraction was used in the time.” – Wired  By the same time in 2018, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists saw fit to nudge the clock even closer to the hour of the apocalypse: In moving the clock 30 seconds closer to the hour of the apocalypse, the Bulletin of the...
  • President Trump to visit Hawaii after historic summit with NKorea

    06/12/2018 12:32:16 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 44 replies
    Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL ^ | Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | HNN Staff
    President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, right, wears a lei as they greets guests at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. (Image: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - President Donald Trump will stop in Hawaii after returning from his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the White House announced Monday. Trump is scheduled to depart from Singapore on Tuesday night, and will visit a military base on Guam before arriving on Oahu. The president is expected to arrive in the islands on Tuesday afternoon and is not expected to leave Joint Base...
  • Climate Change Has Run Its Course (WSJ)

    06/05/2018 7:30:30 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 66 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 4, 2018 | Steven F. Hayward
    Climate change is over. [snip] Judged by deeds rather than words, most national governments are backing away from forced-marched decarbonization. ...President Trump’s ostentatious withdrawal from the Paris Agreement merely ratified a trend long becoming evident. [snip] Climate alarm is like a car alarm—a blaring noise people are tuning out. This outcome was predictable. Political scientist Anthony Downs described the downward trajectory of many political movements in an article for the Public Interest, “Up and Down With Ecology: The ‘Issue-Attention Cycle,’ ” published in 1972, long before the climate-change campaign began. ...Mr. Downs discerned a five-stage cycle through which political issues...
  • Size of North Korea's letter to Trump sparks jokes

    06/01/2018 7:45:06 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | Morgan Gstalter - 06/01/18 | Morgan Gstalter - 06/01/18
    Social media users poked fun at President Trump on Friday after the White House unveiled photos of him receiving a letter in a large envelope from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump is seen in the photos smiling while posing alongside Kim Jong Chol, North Korea’s former intelligence chief and tope aide to the regime’s ruler. Trump initially said that he had received a "very nice letter" from Kim Jong Un, but acknowledged just minutes later that he hadn't yet opened or read the letter. The letter was presented as Trump revived plans for a June 12 summit with...
  • Trump orders Energy Department to help ailing coal, nuclear plants

    06/01/2018 1:08:32 PM PDT · by Innovative · 47 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 1, 2018 | Reuters
    .S. President Donald Trump on Friday directed Energy Secretary Rick Perry to take emergency steps to keep at-risk coal and nuclear plants running, the White House announced. Under the directive, Perry would require grid operators to buy electricity from ailing nuclear and coal-fired power plants to keep them from being shuttered. “Unfortunately, impending retirements of fuel-secure power facilities are leading to a rapid depletion of a critical part of our nation’s energy mix, and impacting the resilience of our power grid,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a statement.
  • China steps up pace in new nuclear arms race with US and Russia... [Tr]

    05/28/2018 8:46:13 PM PDT · by familyop · 19 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | May 28, 2018 | Stephen Chen
    Chinese scientists are running simulated tests at a faster rate than America as world’s leading powers develop arsenal of ‘usable’ next-generation weapons China is aggressively developing its next generation of nuclear weapons, conducting an average of five tests a month to simulate nuclear blasts, according to a major Chinese weapons research institute. Its number of simulated tests has in recent years outpaced that of the United States, which conducts them less than once a month on average. Between September 2014 and last December, China carried out around 200 laboratory experiments to simulate the extreme physics of a nuclear blast, the...
  • North Korea 'preparing to hide nuclear arsenal in remote mountain province'

    05/24/2018 9:58:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | May 24, 2018 | Julian Ryall
    North Korea has designated remote Chagang Province as a Special Songun [military-first] Revolutionary Zone, fuelling suspicions that the region is being turned into a mountain redoubt for the regime’s atomic weapons and missile programmes despite Pyongyang’s promises to scrap its nuclear arsenal. Officials of the Ministry of State Security were informed of the new designation in April, the Seoul-based Daily NK news outlet reported, quoting a high-ranking source in Pyongyang. The region will become “a strategic foothold for the military in the face of modern warfare”, the source said, adding that the ministry had decreed “the project must go forward...
  • Russia’s Apocalypse Missile Keeps Crashing

    05/24/2018 5:31:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | May 23, 2018 | Kyle Mizokami
    Vladimir Putin’s much-hyped nuclear-powered cruise missile is having trouble staying in the air. The Russian president announced the weapon in March as part of a package of new nuclear arms, but the unnamed missile has crashed four times in four months. The new Russian cruise missile takes advantage of a nuclear chain reaction for power. According to CNBC the missile uses a gasoline-powered engine, likely a turbojet similar to the one powering the Kalibr cruise missile (see above, using its rocket booster motor) to achieve flight. Although details surrounding the weapon aren’t clear, the new cruise missile almost certainly uses...
  • INDIA GETS NEW NUCLEAR SUBMARINE MISSILES, JOINING ONLY RUSSIA, CHINA, U.S. AND FRANCE

    05/17/2018 4:58:57 PM PDT · by mac_truck · 27 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 5/17/2018 | Tom O'Conner
    India has equipped its latest nuclear-powered submarine with a new nuclear-capable missile that can hit targets up to 435 miles away, a capability enjoyed by only four other countries on Earth. Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the military's feat during the annual Defence Research Development Organisation award ceremony Monday in New Delhi, where she recognized scientists A. Joseph and M. Ugender Reddy for their role in developing the K-15 Sagarika, also known as B-05. Sitharaman revealed that the advanced missile was officially put into service with the INS Arihant nuclear submarine. "It is an indigenous missile with several innovative designs...
  • Bolton: Sanctions possible on European companies that trade with Iran

    05/13/2018 4:06:37 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/5/18
    ...John Bolton said on Sunday that Washington might impose sanctions on European companies trading with Iran. Interviewed by CNN, Bolton said it depends on the behavior of other governments. He said he thought the Europeans would understand that it is in their interest to get along with the US.
  • North Korea to Publicly Blow Up Nuclear Test Site It Can't Use Anyway

    05/12/2018 6:33:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/12/2018 | RIck Moran
    "The essence of propaganda consists in winning people over to an idea so sincerely, so vitally, that in the end they succumb to it utterly and can never escape from it," said Joseph Goebbels.Charlie Brown. Lucy. Football.North Korea says they will blow up the tunnels and dismantle its nuclear test site prior to the Trump-Kim summit later this monthIt's a coup for peace! Trump triumphant! Novus ordo seclorum!Is it?AP: Kim had already revealed plans to shut down the test site by the end of May during his summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in last month. Analysts say that while...
  • List of Countries Who Support Breaking the Iran Nuclear Deal?

    05/12/2018 12:46:22 PM PDT · by E-Mat · 35 replies
    Where is there a list of the countries who support breaking Obama's nuclear deal? MSM gives us plenty of examples of international politicians who oppose breaking the deal.
  • UN nuclear watchdog’s chief inspector resigns without explanation

    05/11/2018 8:16:49 PM PDT · by Steven W. · 47 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 5/11/2018 | AFP
    VIENNA, Austria — The chief inspector of the UN’s nuclear watchdog the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) resigned Friday, a spokesperson for the agency said. No reason was given for Tero Varjoranta’s sudden departure, which comes days after US President Donald Trump took America out of the deal between Iran and world powers over its nuclear program.
  • Report: North Korea weapons could be flown to France

    05/11/2018 10:04:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    United Press International ^ | May 11, 2018 | Elizabeth Shim
    The United States asked North Korea to remove five nuclear weapons, that would be then flown to France for destruction, according to a South Korean press report. The Segye Ilbo reported Friday the U.S request from visiting Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was part of a process to verify Kim Jong Un's intent. Quoting a South Korean diplomat, the newspaper said North Korea's sincerity about dismantlement is being tested. "It is my knowledge this position was directly conveyed to Kim by Secretary of State Pompeo," the diplomat said, adding the United States wants to shorten the time "as much as...
  • U.S. seeks the relocation of N. Korean nuclear engineers

    05/10/2018 5:18:39 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 41 replies
    Asahi Shimbun ^ | May 10, 2018 | YOSHIHIRO MAKINO
    U.S. seeks the relocation of N. Korean nuclear engineers By YOSHIHIRO MAKINO/ Correspondent May 10, 2018 at 16:35 JST SEOUL--In preliminary negotiations before their upcoming summit, the United States is demanding that North Korea relocate its nuclear engineers to other countries and discard data from its nuclear development program. The demands were made in preliminary discussions for the U.S.-North Korea summit scheduled to be held by early June, sources related to North Korea said on May 9. However, North Korea is resisting the relocation of up to several thousand nuclear engineers and is taking a vague stance on the abandonment...