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  • N. Korea claims it can fit nuclear warheads on missiles

    03/08/2016 8:25:34 PM PST · by HWGruene · 20 replies
    salt lake tribune ^ | 3/8/16 | Ana Fifield
    U.S. commanders say country has capability to make weapons small and light enough. Tokyo • North Korea has been able to make its nuclear warheads small enough to fit onto ballistic missiles, the state media claimed Wednesday in Pyongyang's latest boast about improvements in its weapons capabilities. North Korea has made the claim before and it is not known whether it is true, but the timing of the announcement is inauspicious. The United States and South Korea are conducting huge military exercises that North Korea views as a pretext for an invasion. On Tuesday, South Korea unleashed a wave of...
  • Four Y-12 security guards fired after testing positive for steroids (Oak Ridge nuke facility)

    07/18/2009 4:18:42 AM PDT · by don-o · 9 replies · 554+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | July 18, 2009 | Frank Munger
    OAK RIDGE - Four security guards at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant were fired after testing positive for steroids, a spokeswoman for Wackenhut Services Inc., the government's security contractor, confirmed Friday. The guards' union, however, is challenging two of the cases, claiming that the positive readings were linked to use of over-the-counter supplements. News of the drug firings comes just a few days after Wackenhut confirmed that three Y-12 guards had been suspended without pay for bringing electronic game devices into the inner sanctum of the high-security weapons facility. Security police officers at Y-12 are subject to regular and random...
  • For the first time, Russia has more deployed nuclear warheads than U.S.

    10/02/2014 10:52:26 AM PDT · by Chgogal · 74 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 1, 2014 | Bill Gertz
    For the first time, Russia, which is in the midst of a major strategic nuclear modernization, has more deployed nuclear warheads than the United States, according to the latest numbers released by the State Department. Russia now has 1,643 warheads deployed on intercontinental ballistic missiles, submarine-launched ballistic missiles and heavy bombers. The United States has 1,642, said the fact sheet released Wednesday.
  • Report: N. Korea Has Nuclear Warheads for Missiles

    05/05/2014 10:27:12 AM PDT · by mojito · 48 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 5/5/2014 | Bill Gertz
    North Korea has developed nuclear weapons capable of being launched on its ballistic missile forces, according to a new report by a defense analyst. The Obama administration is seeking to hide the fact that North Korea possesses nuclear missile warheads, according to a report by Mark Schneider, a former Pentagon strategic analyst and director for forces policy at the office of the secretary of defense. Schneider’s statement came in a report published April 28 in the journal Comparative Strategy. According to the 16-page report, “The North Korean Nuclear Threat to the United States,” the Defense Intelligence Agency stated in an...
  • Putin's Cheatin' Heart: Russia Snubs '87 Missile Pact

    06/25/2013 3:57:11 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 6 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 25, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Weaponry: As the commander in chief calls for a one-third reduction in our nuclear arsenal, Russia builds new midrange missile banned under a 1987 arms treaty. How's that "reset" button working out, Mr. President? Trust but verify, said the president who won the Cold War. Ronald Reagan's "peace through strength" philosophy has been replaced with the "peace through parchment" strategy of Barack Obama. It emphasizes flexibility, not resolve, and relies on pacts such as the New Start Treaty and the pressing of imaginary reset buttons. Russia's playing host to Edward Snowden, arguably a traitor with secrets to share with Moscow...
  • Soccer Player Convicted in Terror Trial

    09/30/2003 10:21:05 AM PDT · by machman · 182+ views
    ABC ^ | 9/30/03 | AP
    BRUSSELS, Belgium Sept. 30 A former pro soccer player who joined the al-Qaida terrorist network was convicted and sentenced to prison Tuesday for plotting to bomb a NATO base believed to contain nuclear weapons. Nizar Trabelsi of Tunisia, who once played professional soccer in Germany, received the maximum sentence of 10 years in prison from a court that also convicted 17 other men and acquitted five others in the largest terrorism trial in Belgium's history. Trabelsi admitted planning to drive a car bomb into the canteen of the Kleine Brogel air base, a Belgian military post used by NATO where...
  • North Korea seeks to develop smaller nuclear warheads

    11/02/2010 11:37:09 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld
    Defense Talk ^ | 11/3/2010 | Defense Talk
    North Korea is trying to develop small nuclear weapons that can be delivered by missiles or aircraft, South Korea's defence minister said Tuesday. Kim Tae-Young told lawmakers the North is "constantly seeking to make its nuclear weapons smaller" for possible future delivery by ballistic missiles or bombers. Kim said the North is also believed to have 40 kilograms (88 pounds) of bomb-making plutonium, slightly less than previous estimates by the United States. He said it is "quite possible" that Pyongyang is also building nuclear weapons through uranium enrichment in addition to its plutonium operation. "The more you test the weapons,...
  • Iran and the Missile Defense Imperative

    07/17/2010 10:42:27 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies
    FDD ^ | 7/14/2010 | R. James Woolsey, Rebeccah Heinrichs
    In a June 27 interview on ABC's "This Week," CIA Director Leon Panetta warned that it could be a mere two years before Iran is able to threaten other states with nuclear warheads mounted on ballistic missiles. When discussing the new U.S. sanctions against Iran recently signed into law by President Barack Obama, Mr. Panetta said, "Will it deter them from their ambitions with regards to nuclear capability? Probably not." Three months ago the Defense Intelligence Agency reported that by 2015 Iran, with help from North Korea or Russia, could field an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of reaching the...
  • B61 Forever

    07/07/2010 10:22:51 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | 7/7/2010 | Strategy Page
    When it comes to nuclear weapons, oldies are goodies. Take, for example, the American B61 nuclear device. About the same shape as a 1,000 pound (455 kg) bomb, many NATO fighter bombers were equipped (with the electronics) to use this bomb during the Cold War (and many can still do so). Some 3,200 B61s were built since it entered service in the late 1960s, and about a third of those remain available for use. Some are to be refurbished, but politicians are still debating doing this just to keep B61s good for another two decades. Without the refurb, all these...
  • The FOBS of War

    05/26/2010 12:20:41 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies · 357+ views
    AIr Force Magazine ^ | 6/1/2005 | Lt. Col Braxton Eisel
    In the movie “Space Cowboys,” Clint Eastwood plays a test pilot/engineer who leads a group of aging astronauts on a mission to retrieve a nuclear-armed satellite, which had been put into space by a Soviet Union that then ceased to exist. It was, at least in small part, a case of art imitating life. During the Cold War, both superpowers contemplated the deployment of nuclear weapons in space. However, Moscow did more than contemplate. During the 1960s, the USSR had an operational system ready to go into orbit to attack the United States. This weapon was a combined low-flying missile...
  • America's Nuclear Surrender

    05/04/2010 5:57:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies · 1,087+ views ^ | May 4, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Defense: The administration proudly reveals a state secret to our enemies before a U.N. conference on nuclear nonproliferation. It wants to lead by example on disarmament, but Iran and North Korea aren't following. Not since the 1928 Kellogg-Briand Pact that sought to outlaw war as an instrument of national policy has there been such a stunning display of dangerous naivete. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton disclosed U.S. nuclear secrets to the U.N. conference while proudly proclaiming it showed America is sending "a clear, unmistakable signal" that this nation is committed to nuclear disarmament. Kellogg-Briand laid the groundwork for Munich in...
  • Nuclear twist: when Russia's old warheads warm US homes

    04/30/2010 8:35:48 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies · 306+ views
    Nuclear Power Daily ^ | 4/11/2010 | AFP via Nuclear Power
    enmity on the melt, uranium from what once were Russian nuclear warheads is used to heat and light American homes, thanks to the Megatons to Megawatts Program -- a successful example of nuclear non-proliferation. The 20-year agreement was signed back in 1994 between Russia and the United States. "Megatons to Megawatts is the most successful non-proliferation program in history," argues Philip Sewell, senior vice-president at USEC, a private US company that runs the agreement that turns highly enriched uranium into lightly enriched uranium. After the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the Soviet Union, the administration of George H.W. Bush...
  • Report: Hizbullah could fit its rockets with tactical nuclear warheads

    04/16/2010 7:37:40 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 26 replies · 677+ views
    Geostrategy ^ | 4/16/2010 | Geostrategy
    Hizbullah could tip its rocket arsenal with Iranian-supplied nuclear warheads, a report said. The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies stated that Iran could supply its proxies with tactical nuclear warheads. In a report, BESA said Iran was likely to use its nuclear arsenal to wage what the report termed "nuclear terrorism against Israel." "Rockets, such as those already in Hizbullah's possession, could be fitted with nuclear warheads." "The potential means of conducting nuclear terrorism against Israel would be similar to those applicable to other countries — sea, air, and land-based — with one important addition: rockets," the report, authored by...
  • Prague Surrender

    04/08/2010 4:48:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies · 1,063+ views ^ | April 8, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Arms Deal: President Obama signs away U.S. nuclear security and gives the Russians a veto over whether we can defend ourselves. Our nuclear umbrella is in tatters as another piece of paper proclaims peace in our time. Completing a process of disarmament and appeasement that manifested itself in the dismantling and defunding of U.S. military power that began with his inauguration, President Obama signed a new strategic arms limitation treaty with a grinning and very happy Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday in the Czech capital. How fitting this document was signed in Prague, which isn't far from Munich where...
  • NPR Says Goodbye MIRV

    04/06/2010 10:40:55 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 18 replies · 556+ views
    DoD Buzz ^ | 4/6/2010 | Greg Grant
    The Obama administration’s Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) was released today (which can be found here) and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Adm. Mike Mullen held a brief press briefing at the Pentagon to discuss the NPR. The fundamental role of nuclear weapons is to deter nuclear armed states, Gates said and that the U.S. will not threaten to use nuclear weapons against any non-nuclear states that are party to the Non-Proliferation Treaty. He said the administration didn’t believe it was far...
  • Obamalateral Disarmament

    04/06/2010 4:51:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies · 1,115+ views ^ | April 6, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    National Security: Aiming at a world where nuclear weapons are obsolete, the administration's nuclear posture review leaves a world without American nuclear weapons and the backbone to use them. After his stunning bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, Japanese Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto lamented that all that had been accomplished was to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve. Under policies announced by the Obama administration, a devastating chemical or biological attack on this country might merely awaken our very own Hamlet and fill him with a terrible sense of angst. We have said before that rather...
  • Nuclear Labs Raise Doubts Over Viability of Arsenals

    03/27/2010 2:41:54 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies · 588+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 26, 2010 | WILLIAM J. BROAD
    In a challenge to the White House, the nation’s nuclear weapons laboratories have warned Congress that federal programs to extend the life of the nation’s aging nuclear arsenal are insufficient to guarantee the viability of the weapons for decades to come. The warning, which implicitly endorsed the idea of creating an expensive new generation of more reliable nuclear warheads, has no direct bearing on the new arms control agreement reached this week by the United States and Russia. Rather, it addresses a long-simmering debate on what steps the United States should take to ensure confidence in the destructive capacity of...
  • Israel could use tactical nukes on Iran: thinktank

    03/26/2010 10:53:59 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 14 replies · 763+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 3/27/2010 | Dan Williams
    Deeply concerned as it is by the risk of a nuclear-armed Iran, Israel has never even hinted at using atomic weapons to forestall the perceived threat. But now a respected Washington think tank has said that low-radioactive yield "tactical" nuclear warheads would be one way for the Israelis to destroy Iranian uranium enrichment plants in remote, dug-in fortifications. Despite the 65-year-old taboo against carrying out -- or, for that matter, mooting -- nuclear strikes, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) says in a new report that "some believe that nuclear weapons are the only weapons that can destroy...
  • U.S. to retire nuclear Tomahawk missiles

    02/23/2010 10:02:56 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 67 replies · 1,882+ views
    Kyodo News ^ | 2/23/2010 | Japan Times
    The United States has informally told Japan it will retire its sea-based Tomahawk cruise missiles carrying nuclear warheads, in line with President Barack Obama's policy to pursue a world free of atomic weapons, government sources said Monday. Washington said the move would not affect the nuclear umbrella, addressing concerns in Tokyo about the step's effect on U.S. deterrence against potential attacks from China, North Korea or other countries, the sources said. The retirement will probably be stipulated in the Nuclear Posture Review, a new nuclear strategic guideline the Obama administration is slated to submit to Congress next month, they said....
  • Nuclear countdown

    02/20/2010 3:38:09 AM PST · by Scanian · 12 replies · 485+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 20, 2010 | Ralph Peters
    The UN's International Atomic Energy Agency now not only admits that Iran's at work on nuclear warheads, but acknowledges that Tehran never stopped working on them -- despite no end of pleas, pledges and promises. Burned by its miscall on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, the US intelligence community has played it too safe on this one, long insisting that Iran halted warhead research in 2003. There were plenty of dissenting voices. But President George Bush didn't want another fight, and President Obama's already punch drunk. Now the genie's out of the bottle of isotopes. With the departure of anti-Israel...
  • N. Korea may produce 14 to 18 nuke warheads by 2019 if talks fail

    02/16/2010 7:51:39 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 12 replies · 277+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 2/16/2010 | Hwang Doo-hyong
    North Korea may be able to produce up to 14 to 18 nuclear warheads by 2019 if the multilateral talks for its denuclearization fail, a scholar said Tuesday. "If North Korea is able to refurbish its fuel fabrication plant, that production rate could continue indefinitely with its arsenal reaching 14-18 weapons by 2019," said Joel Wit, a visiting fellow at the U.S. Korea Institute at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, in a report. Wit was discussing the North's nuclear fuel reprocessing plant at its Yongbyon nuclear facilities being reactivated after it declared a boycott of the...
  • Squadron that handles nuclear warheads at New Mexico base is decertified by Air Force

    02/11/2010 12:45:34 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 28 replies · 973+ views
    Minneapolis-St Paul Star Tribune ^ | 2/10/2010 | Tim Korte
    The Air Force has decertified a unit responsible for maintaining an estimated 2,000 nuclear warheads at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico, but top military officials won't discuss specifics of the decision. Decertification means members of the 898th Munitions Squadron cannot perform their usual duties with nuclear weapons. Air Force officials declined to specify what that means. Air Force officials also declined to disclose what concerns prompted the action, but Ron Fry, a spokesman for the Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, said Wednesday the move wasn't prompted by any risk to the public....
  • N. Korea - Expert: NKorea has several nuclear warheads (missile capable)

    03/31/2009 2:26:14 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies · 1,285+ views
    AP ^ | 03/31/09 | HYUNG-JIN KIM
    Expert: NKorea has several nuclear warheads By HYUNG-JIN KIM /snip Pinkston said the communist nation has two underground nuclear warhead storage facilities near bases for its medium-range Rodong missiles, which are capable of striking Japan. He said he obtained the information from intelligence officials from a country or countries that he wouldn't identify. "Their assessment is that North Korea has deployed" and assembled "nuclear warheads for Rodong missiles, and there are two nuclear warhead storage facilities near Rodong bases," Pinkston told The Associated Press. He said it is unclear if Pyongyang has mastered technology to miniaturize the warheads and put...
  • Spy agencies believe NKorea has nuke warheads

    03/30/2009 9:28:41 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 25 replies · 777+ views
    AFP ^ | n/a
    Intelligence agencies have information that North Korea has assembled several nuclear warheads for its medium-range Rodong missiles capable of targeting Japan, an analyst said Tuesday. Daniel Pinkston, senior analyst with the Brussels-based International Crisis Group, said the agencies believe that probably five to eight warheads have been assembled. "Intelligence agencies believe the North Koreans have assembled nuclear warheads for Rodong missiles, which are stored at underground facilities near the Rodong missile bases," Pinkston told AFP. "It might be right, it might be wrong -- but if others believe it is true, it has implications for the psychological aspects of deterrence,"...
  • NKorea may already have nuclear warheads: ex-CIA official (missile-capable)

    09/26/2008 10:02:19 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies · 549+ views
    AFP ^ | 09/27/08
    NKorea may already have nuclear warheads: ex-CIA official 11 hours ago TOKYO (AFP) — North Korea has likely mastered the technology for arming its missiles with nuclear warheads, a former US intelligence official said Friday. "The fact that they have a warhead that's fitable to the Rodong (ballistic missile) is pretty much given," said Arthur Brown, who until 2005 was National Intelligence Officer for East Asia at the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). "We (the United States) went from nothing to missile capable in seven years. The Russians went from their first test to missile capable in six... Why do...
  • Russia considers nuclear missiles for Syria, Baltic

    08/18/2008 3:30:45 PM PDT · by lizol · 38 replies · 273+ views
    Hurriyet ^ | August 19, 2008
    Russia considers nuclear missiles for Syria, Baltic Russia is planning to install Iskander surface missiles in Syria and its Baltic enclave of Kaliningrad, in a response to United States missile interceptors in Poland and U.S.-Israeli military aid to Georgia, an Israeli news agency reported on Monday. Moscow seems to be eying Poland, the Middle East, and possibly Ukraine, as the main arenas for its reprisals, as Russia is reported to plan arming warships, submarines and long-range bombers in the Baltic and Middle East with nuclear warheads, DEBKAfile reported. The plan includes the establishment of big Russian military, naval and air...
  • U.S.' Gates scoffs at Russian warnings to Poland

    08/17/2008 11:44:17 AM PDT · by lizol · 28 replies · 147+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sun Aug 17, 2008 | Susan Cornwell
    U.S.' Gates scoffs at Russian warnings to Poland Sun Aug 17, 2008 7:11pm BST By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pentagon chief Robert Gates dismissed as "empty rhetoric" on Sunday Russian warnings that Moscow would target Poland for a possible military strike because Warsaw agreed to host part of a U.S. missile shield. "Russia is not going to launch nuclear missiles at anybody," Defense Secretary Gates said on ABC News' "This Week." "The Poles know that. We know it." Col-General Anatoliy Nogovitsyn, deputy chief of the Russian general staff, told Interfax on Friday that Russian military doctrine would allow for...
  • Threat Matrix: August 2008

    08/01/2008 12:17:04 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,066 replies · 8,561+ views
    Pentagon Makes Fighting Extremism Top Priority Seven years after the Sept. 11 attacks, the Pentagon on Thursday officially named "the long war" against global extremism as its top priority and pledged to avert any conventional military threat from China or Russia through dialogue. The Defense Department, in a new national defense strategy, also emphasized the need to subordinate military operations to "soft power" initiatives to undermine Islamist militancy by promoting economic, political and social development in vulnerable corners of the world. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said he hoped the change would help establish permanent institutional support for counterinsurgency skills...
  • Russia’s new nuclear challenge to Europe

    08/16/2008 3:22:53 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 54 replies · 88+ views
    Times Online ^ | August 17, 2008 | Mark Franchetti
    RUSSIA is considering arming its Baltic fleet with nuclear warheads for the first time since the cold war, senior military sources warned last night. The move, in response to American plans for a missile defence shield in Europe, would heighten tensions raised by the advance of Russian forces to within 20 miles of Tbilisi, the Georgian capital, yesterday. Under the Russian plans, nuclear warheads could be supplied to submarines, cruisers and fighter bombers of the Baltic fleet based in Kalinin-grad, a Russian enclave between the European Union countries of Poland and Lithu-ania. A senior military source in Moscow said the...
  • Nuclear Ring Reportedly Had Advanced Weapon Design

    06/15/2008 9:55:46 AM PDT · by neverdem · 46 replies · 307+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 15, 2008 | DAVID E. SANGER
    WASHINGTON — American and international investigators say that they have found the electronic blueprints for an advanced nuclear weapon on computers that belonged to the nuclear smuggling network run by Abdul Qadeer Khan, the rogue Pakistani nuclear scientist, but that they have not been able to determine whether they were sold to Iran or the smuggling... --snip-- It was not until 2005 that officials of the I.A.E.A., which is based in Vienna, finally cracked the hard drives on the Khan computers recovered around the world. And as they sifted through files and images on the hard drives, investigators found tons...
  • Free Lunch Tomorrow

    02/03/2008 1:13:44 PM PST · by garyhope · 5 replies · 71+ views ^ | Saturday, February 2, 2008 | Various
    Hazel O'Leary 7th United States Secretary of Energy, '93 to '97 Currently serving students "lunch" at Fisk University (You probably know what the Clintons look like) I know, I know. This is water over the dam, under the bridge, old hat, ancient history, and so, who cares? Well, you may want to give a few minutes thought to just how loose Ol’ Bill played with the nations nuclear secrets when he was “running” things. After all, Hill and Bill apparently come as pair, fused at the hip and, same as Costco packaging, you can’t get just one. So, if Bill...
  • Sources: B-52 mistakenly carried nukes

    09/05/2007 8:50:46 AM PDT · by Vn_survivor_67-68 · 220 replies · 6,721+ views
    yahoo news ^ | 9/6/07 | ap
    BISMARCK, N.D. - A B-52 bomber was mistakenly loaded with five nuclear warheads during a flight from North Dakota to Louisiana, a newspaper reported Wednesday. The bomber carried advanced cruise missiles as part of a Defense Department program to retire 400 of the missiles, the Military Times said, quoting three officers who spoke on condition they remain anonymous because they were not authorized to discuss the incident. The officers said the nuclear warheads should have been removed before the missiles were mounted onto pylons under the bomber's wings for the Aug. 30 flight from Minot Air Force Base in North...
  • Nuclear Warheads Mistakenly Flown Across U.S.

    09/05/2007 6:51:13 AM PDT · by Rb ver. 2.0 · 29 replies · 1,342+ views
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- An Air Force squadron commander has been relieved of his command after five nuclear weapons were mistakenly loaded aboard a B-52 and flown cross-country from North Dakota to Louisiana last week, NBC News reported. Five 150-kiloton warheads were attached to cruise missiles that were flown from Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota to Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana to be dismantled, but they should have been removed, according to officials. Military officials insist the warheads remained "under control" at all times and did not pose a danger. Click here to find out more! The squadron...
  • Air Force official rapped after nuclear flyover

    09/05/2007 7:53:13 AM PDT · by Westlander · 34 replies · 1,516+ views
    NBC News ^ | 9-5-2007 | Jim Miklaszewski
    An Air Force squadron commander has been relieved of his command after five nuclear weapons were mistakenly loaded aboard a B-52 bomber and flown cross-country from North Dakota to Louisiana last week. Five 150-kiloton warheads were attached to cruise missiles that were flown from Minot Air Force Base, N.D., to Barksdale Air Force Base, La., to be dismantled, but the warheads should have been removed.
  • Air Force Says Nukes Flown Out of Minot Base (oops...)

    09/05/2007 6:49:10 AM PDT · by Abathar · 88 replies · 2,608+ views
    KQCD News ^ | 09/05/07
    Three Air Force officers quoted in the Airforce Times say a B-52 bomber mistakenly loaded with five nuclear warheads flew from Minot Air Force Base to Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, last week. Officers, who spoke under condition of anonymity, say the incident took place on August 30 and has resulted in an Air Force-wide investigation. The Times reports the B-52 was loaded with Advanced Cruise Missiles, part of a Defense Department effort to decommission 400 of the ACMs. But the nuclear warheads should have been removed at Minot before being transported to Barksdale, the officers said. Air Force spokesman...
  • Iran Leader: 'We Are a Nuclear Country'

    04/13/2006 9:49:53 AM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 26 replies · 1,119+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | Thursday, April 13, 2006 | ALI AKBAR DAREINI
    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad vowed Thursday that Iran won't back away from uranium enrichment and said the world must treat Iran as a nuclear power. The comments were made as Mohamed ElBaradei, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, arrived in Tehran for talks aimed at defusing tensions over Iran's nuclear program. "Our answer to those who are angry about Iran achieving the full nuclear fuel cycle is just one phrase. We say: Be angry at us and die of this anger," the official Islamic Republic News Agency quoted Ahmadinejad as saying. "We won't hold talks...
  • Know Your Nukes (U.S. Nuclear Forces 2006)

    01/03/2006 7:02:06 PM PST · by B-Chan · 44 replies · 1,092+ views
    Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, vol. 62, no. 1, pp. 68-71 ^ | January/February 2006 | Robert S. Norris and Hans M. Kristensen
    As of January 2006, the U.S. stockpile contains almost 10,000 nuclear warheads. This includes 5,735 active or operational warheads: 5,235 strategic and 500 nonstrategic warheads. Approximately 4,225 additional warheads are held in the reserve or inactive stockpiles, some of which will be dismantled. Under plans announced by the Energy Department in June 2004 (and possibly revised in spring 2005), some 4,365 warheads are scheduled to be retired for dismantlement by 2012 (see Nuclear Notebook, September/October 2004). This would leave approximately 5,945 warheads in the operational and reserve stockpiles in 2012, including the 1,700-2,200 "operationally deployed" strategic warheads specified in the...
  • Rumsfeld Interviewed on Local Radio Station (Nashville)

    07/22/2004 5:33:06 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 7 replies · 329+ views
    Steve Gill Mornings ^ | 7/22/04 | Self
    Steve Gill was interviewing Donald Rumsfeld on Iraq and in the last question Steve asked him about the reports of nuclear missiles found in Iraq. Rumsfeld's comment was interesting that it did not contain an outright denial. Rumsfeld said, "I've not seen anything definitive". Am I reading too much into this in thinking that our government is VERY interested and has not discounted the reports?

    07/22/2004 12:27:53 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 44 replies · 2,193+ views
    Three Nukes Found in Iraq? No Big Deal! July 21, 2004 Listen to Rush… (…explain what the left's spin will be, if three nukes were indeed found in Iraq) BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: From the United Press International: "Iraqi security reportedly discovered three missiles carrying nuclear warheads concealed in a concrete trench northwest of Baghdad, official sources said Wednesday. The official daily al-Sabah quoted the sources as saying the missiles were discovered in trenches near the city of Tikrit, the hometown of ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein [al-Tikriti]. 'The three missiles were discovered by chance when the Iraqi security forces captured...
  • Nuclear arms reportedly found in Iraq

    07/21/2004 7:10:02 AM PDT · by billphx · 29 replies · 1,869+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 7/21/2004 | UPI
    Iraqi security reportedly discovered three missiles carrying nuclear heads concealed in a concrete trench northwest of Baghdad, official sources said Wednesday.
  • Iraq dismisses nuclear find report

    07/21/2004 8:05:43 AM PDT · by Nataku X · 26 replies · 1,271+ views
    Reuters UK ^ | Wed July 21 2004 | Rooters
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's Interior Ministry has dismissed as "stupid" a report in a local newspaper that said three nuclear missiles were found near Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit. A senior U.S. military official told reporters on Wednesday he had no information on the report in the Iraqi newspaper al-Sabah. He said officials were checking the report. Asked by Reuters about the report, a spokesman at the Interior Ministry said: "It's stupid." The report, picked up the United Press International news agency, sent the U.S. dollar higher against other major currencies on the foreign exchanges. Al-Sabah opened last year with...

    07/21/2004 6:22:55 AM PDT · by NY Catholic · 92 replies · 8,837+ views
    reuters ^ | july 21 | reuters
    <p>BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's Interior Ministry dismissed as "stupid" a report in a local newspaper on Wednesday that said three nuclear missiles had been found near the town of Tikrit.</p> <p>A senior U.S. military official told reporters he had no information on the report in the newspaper al-Sabah. He said officials were checking the report.</p>
  • US Army: No Info On Reports Of Iraq Nuclear Weapons Find

    07/21/2004 10:45:49 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 31 replies · 1,416+ views
    Associated Press | July 21, 2004
    BAGHDAD (AP)--U.S. military officials said Wednesday they had no knowledge of nuclear warheads being found near Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, despite a report in a local newspaper. "We did an initial check on the weapons question...and we don't have any additional information at this time," a senior military official said on condition of anonymity. The official said the military was still checking on the report. The Iraqi daily Al-Sabah reported Wednesday that anonymous political sources said three nuclear warheads had been found when officials arrested a senior member of the Baath party. Iraqi Interior Ministry officials dismissed the...
  • Nuclear arms reportedly found in Iraq

    07/21/2004 10:23:54 AM PDT · by ambrose · 41 replies · 1,924+ views
    Thursday 22nd July, 2004 Nuclear arms reportedly found in Iraq -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Big News Thursday 22nd July, 2004 Iraqi security reportedly discovered three missiles carrying nuclear heads concealed in a concrete trench northwest of Baghdad, official sources said Wednesday. The official daily al-Sabah quoted the sources as saying the missiles were discovered in trenches near the city of Tikrit, the hometown of ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. The three missiles were discovered by chance when the Iraqi security forces captured former Baath party official Khoder al-Douri who revealed during interrogation the location of the missiles saying they carried nuclear heads,...

    07/21/2004 8:43:45 AM PDT · by KMC1 · 156 replies · 10,354+ views
    WMCA-NY ^ | 7.21.2004
    NEW YORK - Reports are surfacing that Iraqi Security forces have come across a cache of nuclear weapons buried deep in a cement bunker near the Sunni based town of Tikrit. The security forces discovered the weapons while carrying out a raid in which they arrested a former Baath Party member. Mr. Khodur Al-Douri, revealed the weapons stash during interrogation following his capture. The weapons were found buried deep in a concrete bunker that according to reports was designed so as to avoid detection by neclear weapons inspection equipment and personnel. They were under six meters of concrete. These reports...
  • Official denies nuclear arms found in Iraq

    07/21/2004 11:04:20 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 20 replies · 1,438+ views
    UPI ^ | July 21, 2004
    Baghdad, Iraq, Jul. 21 (UPI) -- A U.S. military official Wednesday denied a report of Iraqi missiles carrying nuclear warheads being found in a concrete trench northwest of Baghdad. The daily al-Sabah newspaper Wednesday had quoted sources as saying three missiles armed with nuclear warheads were discovered in a trench near the city of Tikrit, the hometown of ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. A U.S. military spokesman in Tikrit told United Press International that the report was untrue. "Nothing's been found. The report is not factual," said Master Sgt. Robert Cowens, a spokesman for the 1st Infantry Division, based...
  • Nuclear arms reportedly found in Iraq

    07/21/2004 5:52:33 AM PDT · by NY Catholic · 227 replies · 11,817+ views
    UP | july 21 2004 | UPI
    BAGHDAD, July 21 (UPI) -- Iraqi security reportedly discovered three missiles carrying nuclear heads concealed in a concrete trench northwest of Baghdad, official sources said Wednesday. The official daily al-Sabah quoted the sources as saying the missiles were discovered in trenches near the city of Tikrit, the hometown of ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. "The three missiles were discovered by chance when the Iraqi security forces captured former Baath party official Khoder al-Douri who revealed during interrogation the location of the missiles saying they carried nuclear heads," the sources said. They pointed out that the missiles were actually discovered in...

    07/21/2004 4:15:51 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 68 replies · 3,019+ views
    Baghdad, As-Sabah , July 21, Page 1 The official sources at the ministry of interior and the national security advisor department have refrained commenting on the news of seizing three missiles of nuclear heads in the course of arresting Khudir al- Dori the former leader at the dissolved Baath party.Notably, Iraqi political sources on anonymity affirmed that the detaining of al- Dori by the Iraqi security departments resulted in the seize of three nuclear heads missiles .The sources indicated that Khudir al- Dori occupied top party and security posts during ex-regime. Al-Dori death announced after the collapse of the regime...
  • UPDATED: Iraqi paper reports discovery of nuclear warheads

    07/20/2004 11:14:11 PM PDT · by propertius · 552 replies · 31,801+ views
    Al Sabah (Iraqi paper) / Wash Times ^ | 21 July, 2004 | Al Sabah
    <p>A U.S. military spokesman in Tikrit told United Press International that the report was untrue. "Nothing's been found. The report is not factual," said Master Sgt. Robert Cowens, a spokesman for the 1st Infantry Division...</p> <p>A spokesman with Prime Minister Iyad Allawi's office told UPI that the report concerning the alleged missiles and warheads emerged "while gathering information for Saddam Hussein's tribunal" during the interrogation of a captured former official of Saddam's regime.</p>
  • N. Korea states it has 100 nuclear warheads pointed at the west coast

    05/07/2003 6:22:29 PM PDT · by sal002 · 113 replies · 339+ views
    Voice of Korea (warning - probably just idle threats)
    Fooling around on the Ham radio and I came across "Voice of Korea". Some loudmouthed guy was screaming in Korean about California. Basically all I could gather is something about nuclear warheads pointed at California...not sure if it was an immediate threat or a retread of idle threats. Can someone verify? We need to do something about this - let's send Kissinger over there or something.