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Nuclear Weapons

  1. U.N. Watchdog: North Korea Hasn’t Stopped Making NukesBut…but Trump said we didn’t have to worry about this anymore!
  2. Why We Should Be Unsettled that Germany Is Debating Acquiring Nuclear WeaponsThe terms of the debate are disturbing, whatever route the German government decides to take.
  3. Still No Clarity From White House on North Korea PlanBut at least we’re not at war yet.
  4. North Korea May Have Ramped Up Nuclear ProductionKim Jong-un is working to covertly expand his nuclear arsenal, according to an assessment leaked by U.S. intelligence officials.
  5. This Is What a Nuclear Attack in New York City Would Look LikeIf America is attacked, the strike probably won’t come from North Korea. And it will be even scarier than we imagine.
  6. Trump Says He’ll Know Outcome of North Korea Summit After One MinuteNorth Korea’s Supreme Leader will be no match for President Trump’s supreme confidence.
  7. U.S. Officials Meet With North Koreans to Discuss SummitThe U.S. has sent an experienced diplomat across the border in an effort to salvage and resume preparations for the still-cancelled June 12 summit.
  8. What Happens When You Treat Nuclear Diplomacy Like a Reality-TV ShowTrump has had his share of political successes from his reckless, narrative-focused approach. But the real-world dangers are building.
  9. Pompeo Says North Korea Will Get Americans Instead of AidThe Trump administration apparently thinks the communist nation will accept capitalism in exchange for its nukes.
  10. North Korea Schedules Demolition of Nuclear Test SiteIt’s inviting journalists to a closing ceremony at the site less than three weeks before the upcoming summit with the U.S.
  11. John Bolton Says U.S. Is Considering ‘Libya Model’ for North Korea“Libya’s giving up its nuclear arms was used as an invasion tactic to disarm the country,” a North Korean official said in 2011.
  12. Kim Jong-un Wants U.S. Promise Not to Invade in Exchange for NukesBut his rhetorical ramp-up to peace talks should be considered style without substance until proven otherwise.
  13. Trump May Not Understand What North Korea Has Committed ToOr he doesn’t understand what “denuclearization” means, or how diplomacy works, or all of the above.
  14. North Korea Announces Indefinite Suspension of Nuclear ProgramThe dramatic move comes ahead of a planned meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong-un.
  15. Are Putin’s New Nukes a Real Threat?“Invincible” nuclear weapons sound scary, but don’t really change the balance of power.
  16. Mattis: The U.S. Needs a Smaller Nuke to Prevent Nuclear WarThe Defense Secretary said if the military had smaller nukes, it would deter nations from hitting the U.S. with small nuclear weapons of their own.
  17. Report: U.S. Plans to Develop More Nuclear WeaponsYet another departure from President Obama’s policies and philosophy.
  18. Hawaii Receives False-Alarm ‘Ballistic Missile Threat’ AlertThe automated message, a result of human error, even said that it was “not a drill.”
  19. CDC Delays Nuclear-Preparedness Training to Focus on Flu InsteadBefore you consider how to negotiate a post-apocalyptic landscape, make sure to get plenty of fluids.
  20. North Korea’s Only Nuclear-Test Site Is Suffering From ‘Tired Mountain Syndrome’Despite the risks associated with the exhaustion, Pyongyang is unlikely to give the site a break.
  21. Trump Recently Demanded an Eightfold Increase in Nuclear ArsenalTrump saw a slide showing America had more nukes in the late 1960s than it does now – and demanded we close the missile gap with history.
  22. A Brief History of North Korea in 3 Minutes▶️ A condensed history of the troubled nation, from the Japanese annexation in 1910 to present day.
  23. Trump Says U.S. Could Cut Off Trade With China After North Korean Nuclear TestFor the first time, the country has tested a bomb that exceeds the destructive power of the ones dropped on Japan during World War II.
  24. The Bomb-Shelter Biz Is Exploding Thanks to North Korea’s Missile TestsFear of a “Trumpocalypse” is helping too.
  25. Could Donald Trump Stumble Into Nuclear War With North Korea?A standoff with no good options is made worse by the unpredictability of Kim Jong-un — and the American president.
  26. Trump Says He ‘Modernized’ America’s Nuclear Arsenal in 6 MonthsMeanwhile, Sebastian Gorka announces that we’re living through a modern Cuban Missile Crisis, and so all criticism of the president must cease.
  27. U.N. Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons Approved by Nations That Don’t Have NukesThe nine nations that possess nuclear weapons did not participate in the treaty negotiations.
  28. Why It’s So Hard to ‘Deter’ North KoreaNorth Korea places a huge value on projecting itself as a Great Power that can “deter” its enemies. And that’s true, whether or not it has nukes.
  29. Did Trump Just Declare War on a Nuclear-Weapons State Over Twitter?“While I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi & China to help with North Korea, it has not worked out. At least I know China tried!”
  30. North Korea Threatens ‘Super-Mighty Preemptive Strike’The warning comes after Secretary Tillerson says the country may be designated a state sponsor of terrorism.
  31. As U.S. Frets Over Nuclear Test, North Korea Hosts Volleyball Games at Test SiteMeanwhile, Mike Pence says the U.S. will “meet any use of conventional or nuclear weapons with an overwhelming and effective American response.”
  32. Russian State TV Declares Trump ‘More Impulsive’ Than Kim Jong-un“Ivanka already convinced Trump to bomb Assad, what if she convinces him to bomb Kim?” a Russian newscaster laments.
  33. An Atomic-Weapons Expert on the Worst-Case Nuclear ScenarioScientist Philip Coyle was the head of nuclear-weapons testing under President Bill Clinton and an adviser to the Carter and Obama administrations.
  34. A Major Geopolitical Crisis Is Brewing in North KoreaNorth Korea launches missiles at U.S. bases in Japan — while China sanctions South Korea for building up its missile defense.
  35. Trump: U.S. Has ‘Fallen Behind’ on Nukes, Vows to Return to ‘Top of the Pack’This isn’t the first time the president has appeared to advocate for nuclear proliferation.
  36. In Call With Putin, Trump Trashes Nuclear Arms Treaty He’d Never Heard OfWhen Putin asked Trump about extending New START, the president asked his aides what that was — then decried the treaty as a “bad deal.”
  37. Spicer Puts Iran ‘on Notice’ and Falsely Claims Bombing of U.S. Navy ShipTensions are high between Washington and Tehran over a ballistic missile test, and this won’t help.
  38. Rick Perry Regrets Pledging to Abolish the Department He’s About to RunAfter reading up on the subject, Perry says he no longer wants to get rid of the agency that monitors the safety of America’s nuclear arsenal.
  39. Donald Trump on Nuclear Weapons: ‘Let It Be an Arms Race’Future White House press secretary Sean Spicer immediately clarified that Trump will not let there be an arms race.
  40. Hillary Clinton Is More ‘Dovish’ Than Obama on Nukes, Hacked Audio SuggestsIn February, Clinton expressed skepticism about a nuclear “modernization” plan that critics believe would heighten the risk of atomic warfare.
  41. Barack Obama (Probably) Won’t Rule Out Initiating a Nuclear WarWhile Democrats attack Trump for his openness to nuclear weapons, the Obama administration is sticking to a nearly identical stance.
  42. In Hiroshima, Obama Proposes ‘Moral Revolution’ During his historic visit, Obama met with survivors and called on mankind to get its moral progress in line with its technological prowess.
  43. Barack Obama Will Be the First Sitting President to Visit HiroshimaThe visit is intended to “highlight his continued commitment to pursuing the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons.”
  44. North Korea Claims It Tested a Hydrogen Bomb: What You Need to KnowA man-made quake was detected, but a serious increase in the nation’s military capabilities has not been confirmed.
  45. Officers in Charge of Nuclear Missiles Were Possibly on DrugsDo not stop worrying, fear the bomb.
  46. Israel Not Feeling the World’s Optimism About a Nuclear Deal With IranJohn Kerry and the U.S. are more cautiously optimistic.
  47. Sometimes Drunk People Transport Nuclear Weapons Across the CountryIs this something they should be doing?
  48. White House to Reduce Nuclear ArsenalBut they won’t promise to only use them to deter nuclear attack from elsewhere.
  49. The North Korea Nuke Test: What Obama Should ConsiderThis holiday weekend’s weapons test is a confusing referendum on the president’s policy on North Korea, and offers little hint of the safest way forward.
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