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  • U.S. Shouldn’t Depend On Russian Reactors. Restore Our World Class Fast Flux Test Facility

    03/25/2017 8:06:37 AM PDT · by AdmSmith · 11 replies
    Atomic Insights ^ | March 10, 2017 | Rod Adams
    At least six entities in the United States or Canada (TerraPower, ARC, GE Prism, LeadCold, Oklo and Westinghouse) are investing significant sums of corporate or venture capital to pursue an elusive technical achievement; commercially viable nuclear power systems that achieve substantially greater fuel economy than conventional reactors. Though nuclear fuel is “cheap,” substantially better fuel use provides improved longevity and produces less waste material. Efforts to achieve fuel economy objectives have reopened a discussion whose historical roots extend back more than 50 years into the middle of the 1960s. Given that there are United States entities that believe there is...
  • Dozens of Previously Hidden Nuclear Test Videos Declassified, Uploaded to YouTube

    03/17/2017 1:35:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 66 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | March 16, 2017 | Erik Shilling
    Weapon physicist declassifies rescued nuclear test films - Video On Tuesday, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, a federally funded facility outside San Francisco that focuses on nuclear research, released 63 rare, restored and declassified nuclear-test films. The films, uploaded to the lab’s YouTube account, are part of a trove of some 10,000 that have been in storage since they were originally shot between 1945 and 1962, and had been held in secure vaults since then. The initial release is just a fraction of about 750 that Greg Spriggs, a physicist at the lab who has worked on the project for five years, declassified...
  • The Leahy Rules for Supreme Court Confirmation Mean Gorsuch Must Be Confirmed

    03/17/2017 6:32:52 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 18 replies
    The Republican Lawyer ^ | March 16, 2017
    Thursday, March 16, 2017 The Leahy Rules for Supreme Court Confirmation Mean Gorsuch Must Be Confirmed In preparation for the Gorsuch hearing next week, we thought we would mention some of the Democrat Rules for confirmation of a Supreme Court Justice from their most senior member. The Leahy Rule (Part 1) on the President’s power to pick a Supreme Court Justice. And I think as members of the [Judiciary] Committee, we should respect the mandate the president has earned. The president had told us in 1980 and 1984 he would appoint judges of his philosophy. He was given a mandate...
  • The race to save footage of America's nuclear tests: Declassified clips of blasts [tr]

    03/16/2017 6:36:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 16, 2017 | Cheyenne Macdonald
    Between 1945 and 1962, the United States conducted 210 atmospheric nuclear tests over remote sites in New Mexico, Nevada, and both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. With several cameras to capture each detonation, the tests yielded roughly 10,000 recordings which have since been left to be slowly decay in high-security vaults. Now, researchers are working to scan the decomposing films so the footage can be reanalysed and declassified before it’s too late. So far, they’ve scanned about 4,200 recordings – and the effort has revealed that much of the original published data on the tests are wrong.
  • Donald Trump sends B-52 NUCLEAR BOMBERS to South Korea

    03/09/2017 5:21:46 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 63 replies
    The Sun ^ | 03/09/17 | Jon Lockett
    AMERICAN military chiefs are sending nuclear bombers to the Korean peninsula as tensions in the region reach breaking point. North Korea and the US have been teetering on the brink of war for months after Kim Jong-un carried out a series of controversial missile launches. Earlier this week, trigger-happy Kim pushed his luck once more when he fired off four ballistic missiles into the seas near Japan. Now President Donald Trump is reportedly flying in B-1 and B-52 bombers – built to carry nuclear bombs – to show he’s had enough. South Korea and the US have also started their...
  • Trump tells Reuters he wants to expand nuclear arsenal, make US 'top of the pack'

    02/23/2017 12:38:51 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 35 replies
    CNBC ^ | 23 FEB 16 | Jonathan Ernst
    President Donald Trump said on Thursday he wants to build up the U.S. nuclear arsenal to ensure it is at the "top of the pack," saying the United States has fallen behind in its atomic weapons capacity. In a Reuters interview, Trump also complained about Russian deployment of a cruise missile in violation of an arms control treaty and said he would raise the issue with Russian President Vladimir Putin when and if they meet. On another front, Trump said China could solve the national security challenge posed by North Korea "very easily if they want to," ratcheting up pressure...
  • Toshiba chairman resigns over huge nuclear business loss

    02/14/2017 3:03:50 PM PST · by RS_Rider · 10 replies
    Trib Total Media ^ | Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017 | The Associated Press
    TOKYO — Toshiba Corp.'s chairman resigned Tuesday after the company logged such massive losses in its nuclear business that it must sell its lucrative computer-chip business to avoid going belly-up. The company projected a 712.5 billion yen ($6.3 billion) loss for its nuclear business related to the acquisition of CB&I Stone & Webster by its U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse. The company also said it will not take on new projects to construct nuclear plants. President Satoshi Tsunakawa said the company also was looking for potential partners to acquire a stake in Westinghouse. He bowed deeply at a news conference to...
  • Trump denounced nuclear arms treaty in phone call with Putin

    02/09/2017 7:38:52 PM PST · by Rabin · 11 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9 February 2017 | Julian Borger
    Thomas Countryman, former assistant secretary of state raised the possibility of New Start’s extension last month …Steven Pifer, former senior state department official, argued that if the US walked out of New Start now, it would give Russia a strategic advantage… James Jay Carafano, under the existing “New Start” Russia now has functioning production lines producing new nuclear weapons to replace the old...New Start really got the US nothing while it allowed Russia free space to upgrade”
  • Planet Earth's 'Doomsday Clock' Lurches Closer to Midnight Thanks to President Trump

    01/26/2017 12:37:01 PM PST · by PROCON · 65 replies
    time.com ^ | Jan. 26, 2017 | Justin Worland
    The planet moved significantly closer to a catastrophic event this week as Donald Trump assumed the U.S. presidency, according to a new report. The planet's Doomsday Clock is now two-and-a-half minutes to midnight, which represents a global catastrophe. It's the closest the measure has been to midnight since the successful testing of hydrogen bombs in 1953. The new position represents a 30-second lurch forward from the previous position. A group of nuclear scientists affiliated with the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists determine when to move the clock in response to a number of threats from nuclear security to climate change.
  • Russia: Is Putin’s Deadliest Weapons Program in Trouble?

    01/24/2017 12:49:24 PM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | January 25, 2017 | Franz-Stefan Gady
    Russia’s deadliest new nuclear weapon currently under development, the new super-heavy thermonuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) RS-28 Sarmat may be in trouble, the Russian Nuclear Forces Project (RNFP) reports. One sign: repeated delays in the missile’s first ejection test, which tests the mechanism of a missile leaving its launch container, according to a January 19 blog post on the RNFP website.“The first sign was the delay with be first ejection tests–they were moved from 2015 to the end of 2016 and now to 2017 (for all we know, this may be the end of 2017). The delay was sort of...
  • Obama’s Nuclear Legacy Leaves America and Allies Less Safe

    01/23/2017 10:14:09 AM PST · by Perseverando · 1 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 23, 2017 | Michaela Dodge
    In his Jan. 11 remarks on nuclear weapons policy, the outgoing Vice President Joe Biden praised former President Barack Obama’s nuclear weapons policy. In reality, there are very few grounds for congratulations when it comes to Obama’s legacy. Take, for example, the Iran deal. Biden argued that the administration got the deal through a combination of international sanctions and hard-nosed diplomacy. In reality, the deal was sold to the American public by concealing the full extent of concessions the administration had to make to get the Iranians to agree to it. The deal does not prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear...
  • 2017 01 15 John Haller's Prophecy Update "The Gathering..." (video)

    01/15/2017 3:25:11 PM PST · by Lera · 3 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | 1/15/17 | John Haller
    January 15, 2017. 70 Nations are gathering in France to discuss a "Final Solution" for the Israel-Palestinian conflict. And we can promise you, it is not favorable to the Israeli people. Remember, Hitler also proposed a "Final Solution." 'Nuff said. John looks at this issue, along with an analysis of an Iranian-Israeli nuclear conflict, plus another tortorous glimpse into the continuing absurdity of our nation's leaders who are dead set on inflicting as much damage as possible on God's chosen nation. January 20th cannot come soon enough for those who love Israel and her people.
  • NY Governor shutting down successful nuclear power plant because… it’s New York [Indian Point]

    01/10/2017 7:11:27 AM PST · by C19fan · 67 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 9, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    While there had been rumors swirling for a while, I was still highly disappointed when I saw a tweet coming from the office of New York’s Governor this morning proclaiming his “victory” in moving to close the Indian Point nuclear power plant.
  • Pakistan test-fires first nuclear-capable submarine cruise missile Babur-3

    01/09/2017 2:31:11 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    timesofindia ^ | Jan 9, 2017, 09.58 PM IST
    Pakistan on Monday successfully test-fired its first Submarine-Launched Cruise Missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead up to 450km from an undisclosed location in the Indian Ocean, giving the country a "credible" second-strike capability, the military said. The missile, Babur-3, was fired from an underwater, mobile platform and hit its target with precise accuracy, the Inter Services Public Relations, the media wing of the Pakistani military said in a statement. Babur-3, which has a range of 450km, is a sea-based variant of Ground Launched Cruise Missile (GLCM) Babur-2+ , which was successfully tested earlier in December, last year. The Babur-3...
  • There Are Bad Ideas and Then There is This Bad Idea

    01/05/2017 12:36:03 PM PST · by OddLane · 14 replies
    USNI Blog ^ | January 2017 | CDRSalamander
    There are some things that should stop everyone in their tracks. At the top of that list should be an apparent lack of risk awareness concerning nuclear weapons. This line from Patrick Tucker’s article in last month’s The Atlantic stopped me cold; Future nuclear missiles may be siloed but, unlike their predecessors, they’ll exhibit “some level of connectivity to the rest of the warfighting system,” according to Werner J.A. Dahm, the chair of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board. That opens up new potential for nuclear mishaps that, until now, have never been a part of Pentagon planning. In 2017,...
  • Trump, North Korea, China, Lessons From GOP Debate, and Economic Diplomacy…

    01/02/2017 6:39:27 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 7 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Jan. 2, 2017 | Sundance
    Yesterday North Korea made the claim they were close to development of an inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM). As you look at the tweet reply from Donald Trump about this claim, it’s worth remembering two very important details: 1.This issue came up in one of the February 2016 GOP debates. 2.The sequencing of the two tweets below.
  • Toshiba's record fall highlights U.S. nuclear cost nightmare

    12/29/2016 5:20:54 AM PST · by RS_Rider · 23 replies
    Bloomberg News ^ | Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016
    Toshiba Corp. shares plunged by the most on record as the once-heralded U.S. nuclear renaissance turns into a nightmare for the Japanese company. The shares fell by 20 percent, the most since 1974, according to available data, to close at 312 yen in Tokyo following a 12 percent drop Tuesday. Toshiba said it may have to write down billions related to an acquisition made by U.S. unit Westinghouse Electric that was geared toward completing the newest generation of reactors at two U.S. facilities. The projects, overseen by utilities Southern Co. and Scana Corp., are years behind schedule and billions of...
  • France’s Nuclear Storm: Many Power Plants Down Due to Quality Concerns

    12/21/2016 3:09:58 AM PST · by Paul R. · 13 replies
    PowerMag.com ^ | 12/1/2016 | Gail Reitenbach
    The discovery of widespread carbon segregation problems in critical nuclear plant components has crippled the French power industry—20 of the country’s 58 reactors are currently offline and under heavy scrutiny. France’s nuclear safety chairman said more anomalies “will likely be found,” as the extent of the contagion is still being uncovered.EDF’s nuclear power plants (NPPs) provide up to 75% of France’s power needs... Despite the COP21 carbon emissions agreement, which recently went into force, France is now burning coal at its highest levels in 32 years.
  • Zumwalt: Obama Used 'Fake News' to Sell the Iran Nuclear Deal

    12/06/2016 2:30:57 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Monday, December 5, 2016 | James Zumwalt
    During a press conference last month with German leader Angela Merkel in Berlin, President Barack Obama provided us with a "Jesse Jackson moment." For those who have forgotten, in 1998, as the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal reared its ugly head, Reverend Jesse Jackson offered President Bill Clinton his services as a spiritual advisor. It would turn out the offer represented the height of hypocrisy by the right good -- and married -- reverend. It was later learned, Jackson provided his services while quietly living under the cloud of having fathered an illegitimate child months earlier. Apparently the lure of moving...
  • Iran Loses Nuclear Device, Sparks GCC Worry

    11/26/2016 6:34:43 PM PST · by Innovative · 47 replies
    Oil Price.com ^ | Nov. 26, 2016 | Tsvetana Paraskova
    The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is concerned over a missing radioactive device from Iran’s Bushehr nuclear reactor, Saudi-owned Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat reported on Thursday. Aside from the security concerns, at the forefront in the GCC’s mind is what impact the radioactive device—wherever it may be today—could have on water supplies. According to the newspaper, the device went missing after the car transporting it was stolen. Thankfully, the vehicle was recovered, but the radioactive nuclear device was not so lucky. The GCC has contacted the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) over the incident—both organizations are concerned that Iran’s nuclear program...
  • F-16 fighters sold by US to Pakistan are nuclear-enabled: Scientist

    11/18/2016 7:33:39 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 14 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Saturday, November 19, 2016 | Padma Rao Sundarji
    It is only a matter of time before Pakistan can launch short-range missiles to counter conventional attacksNew Delhi - A study of Google satellite images and information from other intelligence sources by US nuclear scientists Hans Kristensen and Robert Norris released earlier this week contains startling revelations: contrary to the conditions laid down by the US when it sold Pakistan F-16 fighters, the US jets, along with the Pak air force's French Mirages, are now nuclear-enabled.Speaking exclusively to DNA, Hans Kristensen, co-author of the 'Nuclear Notebook on Pakistani Nuclear Forces' released November 16 acknowledged that despite the study, US strategic...
  • UN atomic agency chief urges Iran to honor nuclear deal

    11/17/2016 8:13:37 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 17, 2016 6:17 AM EST
    … Yukiya Amano of the International Atomic Energy Agency referred to last week’s IAEA finding that Iran overstepped limits on the amount of heavy water it is allowed to possess for the second time since the agreement’s implementation in January. Heavy water is a concern because it is used to cool reactors that can produce substantial amounts of plutonium. That, in turn, can be applied to making the fissile core of nuclear warheads. …
  • Nuke ’Em: Priming the Senate for Necessary Action

    11/14/2016 5:25:48 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 16 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 11/14/16 | Jed Babbin
    They’re prepping the congressional battlefield for the two toughest fights the Dems will have in 2017: the repeal of Obamacare and the confirmation of Trump’s nomination of a conservative to replace the late Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. Those are the two most important campaign promises Trump made that have to be accomplished in the coming year if they’re going to be accomplished at all. The Dems will mount their first round filibusters when the confirmation process begins. They will filibuster some of the cabinet and subcabinet folks as a warm-up so that they and their media allies can...
  • Netanyahu: Iran supports 360 degree terror

    11/11/2016 7:40:01 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    INN ^ | 11/11/16 00:01 | Nitsan Keidar
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Thursday warned about Iran’s drive to carry out terror attacks. His comments were made during a meeting with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem. “We would like to take advantage of the great opportunities of the new world, but there are those who would like to take us backward to the old world of the dark and murderous Middle Ages, and we are partners in the war on radical Islamic terror,” said Netanyahu. […] “We are determined to do two things: First, prevent Iran from achieving nuclear weapons and...
  • Can France Still Afford Nuclear Weapons?

    11/08/2016 2:54:34 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    The Strategist, ASPI ^ | November 7, 2016 | Paul Soyez
    France has a deep and abiding relationship with nuclear technology. French policy-makers have based France’s energy and military independence around nuclear programs. However, as the French government attempts to justify its budget policies in the lead-up to the presidential election in April 2017, calls for a public debate on the cost of military nuclear deterrence are increasing. This debate encompasses three main questions. Should France still base its global defence strategy on nuclear deterrence? If yes, how should nuclear deterrence be conducted? Finally, how should the state efficiently budget for this strategic investment? Questions about the future of the nuclear...
  • Jill Stein Agrees with Trump: Hillary Presidency Means Nuclear War-Mushroom Cloud Waiting to Happen

    11/07/2016 7:35:31 AM PST · by sevinufnine · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/7/2016 | Juliah Hahn
    “Get ready for war with Russia” if Hillary Clinton is elected president, said progressive Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein. “This election, we are not only deciding what kind of world we will have, but whether we will have a world or not going forward,” Stein warned, explaining that Clinton’s trigger-happy militarism “is a mushroom cloud waiting to happen.” While Stein adamantly opposes a Trump presidency, she explained that the dangers posed by a Clinton presidency are “arguably even more immediate and intense.” Stein blasted Clinton’s “warmongering” that “almost single-handedly” brought us the turmoil in Libya and could lead us...
  • Ominous Tweet by Kim Dotcom

    10/28/2016 2:30:52 PM PDT · by gaijin · 40 replies
    Twitter ^ | Oct 28, 2016 | Kim Dotcom
    WTH..?!?! Don't know what it means really, only that the political desperation factor is ratcheting up. I hope his tweet has nothing to do with nuclear weapons.
  • DNI Clapper: Denuclearizing North Korea ‘Probably a Lost Cause’; State: ‘That is Not Our Position’

    10/27/2016 7:59:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 26, 2016 | 4:29 AM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Tuesday it was “probably a lost cause” trying to get North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons capability. But a State Department spokesman said that was not the Obama administration’s position — denuclearization of the peninsula remains the goal. “I think the notion of getting the North Koreans to denuclearize is probably a lost cause,” Clapper said at an event at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. “They are not going to do that. That is their ticket to survival.” Clapper said from Pyongyang’s perspective, “they are under siege and they...
  • Russia unveils image of its terrifying Satan 2 missile: Super-nuke could destroy an area the [tr]

    10/25/2016 6:24:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 25, 2016 | Libby Plummer and Chris Summers
    Russia has unveiled chilling pictures of its largest ever nuclear missile, capable of destroying an area the size of France. The RS-28 Sarmat missile, dubbed Satan 2 by Nato, has a top speed of 4.3 miles (7km) per second and has been designed to outfox anti-missile shield systems. The new Sarmat missile could deliver warheads of 40 megatons - 2,000 times as powerful as the atom bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. Russian President Vladimir Putin is reportedly planning to replace the country's older SS-18 Satan weapons with the new missiles.
  • BREAKING: HILLARY COMMITS ANOTHER CRIME – LEAKS NUCLEAR SECRETS DURING DEBATE

    10/20/2016 8:32:36 AM PDT · by xzins · 113 replies
    The Gateway PUndit ^ | 19 Oct 16 | Jim Hoft
    Jim Hoft Oct 19th, 2016 10:55 pm 222 Comments Hillary Clinton has a history of skirting the law. Laws are for the little people. She’s been accused during sworn testimony of disrespecting security agents and putting them in danger. She abaonded her “friend” Ambassador Chris Stevens and left him to the Islamists who slaughtered him in Benghazi. Tonight during the final presidential debate Hillary Clinton leaked more national security secrets. Hillary said it took four minutes between the nuclear order and nukes flying. This is actually true, @StateDept @TheJusticeDept @DeptofDefense, @CENTCOM, do you job, she just slipped #DebateNight pic.twitter.com/7qu3qPSpW7 —...
  • Pentagon: Hillary Should Be Arrested For Leaking Top Secret Nuclear Intelligence

    10/20/2016 1:57:18 AM PDT · by M. Thatcher · 133 replies
    TruePundit.com ^ | October 20, 2016 | TruePundit.com
    Hillary Clinton divulged Top Secret nuclear security intelligence to tens of millions of worldwide television audience viewers Wednesday night during the third presidential debate, according to high-ranking Department of Defense personnel. Clinton, responding to opponent Donald Trump and a question posed by debate moderator Chris Wallace, boasted specific and “damaging” details about the United States’ nuclear response time to retaliate during a nuclear attack. Clinton said: “But here’s the deal. The bottom line on nuclear weapons is that when the president gives the order, it must be followed. There’s about four minutes between the order being given and the people...
  • Clinton is on Twitter Bragging about our nuclear response time!

    When the president gives the order to launch a nuclear weapon, that’s it. The officer has to launch. It can take as little as four minutes. 6:35 PM - 19 Oct 2016 https://mobile.twitter.com/HillaryClinton/status/788916533573591040
  • Did Hillary just divulge classified information in the debate?

    10/19/2016 10:39:55 PM PDT · by fuente · 62 replies
    Vanity
    Early in this evening's debate Hillary emphatically mentioned nuclear response times. She is someone that should know that information. That gets to operational knowledge and capabilities of our nuclear assets. This is typically highly sensitive (classified) information. There were a couple of old vets that were on the business on my house tonight having a cow over this open revelation.
  • Vote all you want. The secret government won't change. [2014]

    10/18/2016 11:06:55 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 8 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | October 19, 2014 | Jordan Michael Smith
    The voters who put Barack Obama in office expected some big changes. From the NSA's warrantless wiretapping to Guantanamo Bay to the Patriot Act, candidate Obama was a defender of civil liberties and privacy, promising a dramatically different approach from his predecessor. But six years into his administration, the Obama version of national security looks almost indistinguishable from the one he inherited. Guantanamo Bay remains open. The NSA has, if anything, become more aggressive in monitoring Americans. Drone strikes have escalated. Most recently it was reported that the same president who won a Nobel Prize in part for promoting nuclear...
  • ‘A Vote for Hillary Clinton Is A Vote For War’: Green Party’s Jill Stein Warns

    10/15/2016 5:03:59 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/14/16 | Julia Hahn
    “A vote for Hillary Clinton is a vote for war,” says Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein.   Stein also noted that under a President Hillary Clinton, the U.S. could “very quickly slide into nuclear war.” Stein elaborated, telling CSPAN: “It is now Hillary Clinton that wants to start an air war with Russia over Syria by calling for a no fly zone. We have 2000 nuclear missiles on hairtrigger alert. They are saying we are closer to a nuclear war than we have ever been. Under Hillary Clinton, we could slide into nuclear war very quickly from her declared policy in Syria… On the...
  • Russia Moves Nuclear-Capable Missile System Toward Polish Border

    10/14/2016 5:26:37 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 3 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10/07/16 | Drew Hinshaw
    Russia shipped a sophisticated nuclear-capable missile system toward its territorial exclave bordering Poland, according to Western government officials, introducing a powerful military asset into an already tense region and prompting expressions of concern by allied officials. A Russian naval ship, according to the officials, was observed carrying an Iskander missile system toward the country’s Kaliningrad port. Kaliningrad is a seaside exclave of Russian territory between Poland and Lithuania. Western officials said they believe Moscow deployed the missiles on a temporary basis as a display of strength as its relations with the U.S. reach a low. A Russian official contacted by...
  • WIKILEAKS: The Smoking Gun On The Iran Deal; Podesta Thinks Nuclear War Is Coming

    10/14/2016 4:59:40 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 100 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | 10/14/16
    John Anzalone to John Podesta (quoting Sen. Kirk of IL): “This agreement condemns the next generation to cleaning up a nuclear war in the Persian Gulf… This is the greatest appeasement since Chamberlain gave Czechoslovakia to Hitler.” John Podesta's reply: "Yup." [link to wikileaks.org (secure)]  
  • Resurrect Old Ad

    10/09/2016 10:47:54 AM PDT · by NavAir BB stacker · 1 replies
    Is it time to resurrect the old anti Goldwater ad with an update. Video shows a nuclear explosion; then split screen and two four or five year children are shielding their eyes from the blast with their arms. A split screen showing them with the blast in the background; other half of the screen showing Hillarly screeching "What difference does it make".
  • Russia Suspends Nuclear Agreement, Ends Uranium Research Pact With United States

    10/05/2016 4:15:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/5/16 | Lidia Kell
    MOSCOW–Russia further curtailed its cooperation with the United States in nuclear energy on Wednesday, suspending a research agreement and terminating one on uranium conversion, two days after the Kremlin shelved a plutonium pact with Washington. It also said it was terminating for the same reasons an agreement between its nuclear corporation Rosatom and the U.S. Department of Energy on feasibility studies into conversion of Russian research reactors to low-enriched uranium. On Monday, President Vladimir Putin suspended a treaty with Washington on cleaning up weapons grade plutonium, signaling he is willing to use nuclear disarmament as a new bargaining chip in...
  • 'India may deploy nuclear-capable Rafale jets on China, Pakistan borders'

    09/30/2016 1:07:47 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 4 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Friday, September 30, 2016 | PTI
    HIGHLIGHTS * India may deploy Rafale fighter jets on China, Pakistan borders, a media reports said. * Rafale fighters in flyaway condition carry tactical nuclear warheads. * India is rapidly expanding its military capabilities. Caption - India is buying 36 Rafale fighter jets from France. BEIJING: China apprehends that India will deploy the 36 nuclear-capable Rafale fighter jets to be acquired from France in the border regions of China and Pakistan to enhance its deterrence capability, a media report here said. India will deploy the new French-made fighters in the disputed areas bordering Pakistan and China, state-run Global Times reported...
  • Treasury: No increase in terror funding by Iran after cash payment

    09/22/2016 9:40:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/22/16 | Joseph Lawler
    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said Thursday that the administration has not seen evidence that Iran's financial support for terrorism has grown since the U.S. paid the regime $1.7 billion in cash in January. "We have not seen an increase in terrorist financing by Iran," Lew told the House Financial Services Committee. But Lew also acknowledged that he wasn't aware if there was any way to trace how Iran uses the cash. Republicans pressed him on whether the U.S. recorded the serial numbers on the bills that were shipped to Iran, but Lew said he did not know. The U.S. arranged...
  • India to ink mega Rafael fighter jet deal with France on Friday.

    09/21/2016 1:42:52 PM PDT · by axiomatical · 3 replies
    The Times of India ^ | 9/21/2016 | Rajat Pandit
    NEW DELHI: India will finally ink the deal for direct acquisition of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France on Friday, in what will be an urgently-needed booster dose for the country's dwindling air combat power. IAF, after all, is down to just 33 fighter squadrons when at least 42 are required for dissuasive deterrence against China and Pakistan. The first omni-role Rafale, also capable of delivering nuclear weapons, will touch down in India within three years. India can buy two to three Russian heavy-weight Sukhoi-30MKIs or five to six indigenous Tejas light combat aircraft for every Rafale. But it's also...
  • Need a Fighter Jet to Drop Nukes, No Questions Asked? Buy French

    09/21/2016 4:52:07 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    War is Boring ^ | September 21, 2016 | ROBERT BECKHUSEN
    India is on the verge of signing a deal with France for 36 Dassault Rafale fighter jets, likely when French defense minister Jean-Yves le Drian arrives in New Delhi later this week. The jets may end up lugging nuclear bombs, as officials told The Indian Express this month that the jets are “to be used as an airborne strategic delivery system.” That’s a polite way of saying India’s jets could drop nukes — one mission which Dassault specifically designed the multi-role Rafale to do. There’s also precedent here, as France previously sold and supplied spare parts for India’s Mirage 2000s, which are...
  • Can Reusing Spent Nuclear Fuel Solve Our Energy Problems?

    09/20/2016 12:38:38 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 18 replies
    National Geographic ^ | September 19, 2016 | By Gary Strauss
    Nuclear power, always controversial, has been under an especially dark cloud since Japan’s Fukushima disaster five years ago. And in the United States, few new nuclear plants have been ordered since the 1979 partial meltdown at Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania, thanks to ongoing safety concerns, high capital costs, and the availability of lower-cost energy sources. But nuclear engineer Leslie Dewan believes that a safe, environmentally friendly, next-generation nuclear reactor isn’t just feasible—it's commercially viable. As cofounder and CEO of Boston-based startup Transatomic Power, Dewan and fellow Massachusetts Institute of Technology grad Mark Massie are working on commercial-scale development of...
  • Nuclear Waste Flight at Wick (First UK to US Weapons grade Uranium air transfer)

    09/18/2016 2:02:11 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 16 replies
    FighterControlUK ^ | 09/18/2016 | FighterControlUK
    Nuclear Waste Flight at Wick (First UK to US Weapons grade Uranium air transfer) http://www.fightercontrol.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=73&p=846604 Nuclear Waste Flight at Wick - Sat 17/9 Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:49 am As reported in the "Sunday post" a military aircraft loaded up yesterday the first cargo of nuclear waste from the UK to the USA. The aircraft reported to have flown to South Carolina. Having now seen another Sunday paper the aircraft in question used was a USAF C-17
  • Op-Ed-It’s Time to Ditch the ICBM, America’s Thermonuclear Dinosaur

    09/16/2016 8:44:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    War is Boring ^ | September 15, 2016 | Geoff Wilson and Noah Williams
    The Cold War has been over for 25 years now, but the United States still maintains a massive arsenal of nuclear weapons and delivery systems — and they don’t come cheap. For example, we still spend $2 billion a year just in operations and support costs for the U.S. ICBM force. And we are about to spend a whole lot more.
  • 5.1 Earthquake in Gyeongju, followed by 5.8 shock

    09/12/2016 11:30:20 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    arirang.com ^ | 2016-09-12 22:07:30 KST
    Our top story is a historic natural disaster in a country that's not too prone to earthquakes. Magnitude 5.1 and 5.8 tremors jolted Korea's southeastern region. This is the strongest quake to rattle the nation's inland since the country started collecting data in 1978. Our Hwang Ho-jun is in Gyeongju the epicenter of the quake he 's live on the phone with us. Hojun what have we got so far? Daniel. We have so far felt two tremors here in Gyeongju. The initial 5.1 foreshock was detected at 7:44 p.m., to be followed by a very strong earthquake measuring 5.8...
  • The Two Clinton Nuclear Bombs

    09/12/2016 3:01:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | September 12, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    The two nuclear bombs dropped on Japan were known as “Little Boy” and “Fat Man”. The world today has two new nuclear bombs. One is named “Fat Bill”. The other is named “Little Hillary.”The “Bill Clinton” bomb is the one getting the most headlines as North Korea continues testing its nuclear weapons. The Communist dictatorship is on its fifth test already and achieved an explosion almost at the level of “Little Boy” which was dropped on Hiroshima.
  • Iran may have received up to $33.6B in cash, gold payments from US (Not $1.7B)

    09/09/2016 11:51:38 AM PDT · by WENDLE · 98 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/9/2016 | By Adam Kredo
    <p>Iran may have received an additional $33.6 billion in secret cash and gold payments facilitated by the Obama administration between 2014 and 2016, according to testimony provided before Congress by an expert on last summer’s nuclear agreement with Iran.</p> <p>Between January 2014 and July 2015, when the Obama administration was hammering out the final details of the nuclear accord, Iran was paid $700 million every month from funds that had previously been frozen by U.S. sanctions.</p>
  • North Korea conducts fifth and largest nuclear test, drawing broad condemnation

    09/09/2016 5:56:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 9, 2016 | Ju-min Park and Jack Kim
    North Korea conducted its fifth and biggest nuclear test on Friday and said it had mastered the ability to mount a warhead on a ballistic missile, ratcheting up a threat that its rivals and the United Nations have been powerless to contain. The blast, on the 68th anniversary of North Korea's founding, was more powerful than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, according to some estimates, and drew condemnation from the United States as well as China, Pyongyang's main ally.