Articles Tagged: nuclear weapons

U.S. vs. Russia: What a war would look like between the world’s most fearsome militaries

While Russia’s conventional forces are less impressive than its nuclear forces, there are specific conventional areas where the Russians excel — among them aircraft, air defenses, submarines, and electronic warfare.

Kerry warns North Korea of ‘severe consequences’ if it tests missile

Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday it may take more than sanctions to end North Korea’s nuclear weapons threat because its isolation from the global marketplace makes U.S. economic pressure less effective than it was on Iran.

N. Korea nuclear capabilities back under spotlight

North Korea’s evolving nuclear weapons capabilities have returned to the spotlight as it claimed Tuesday that its researchers have been pushing to improve the “quantity and quality” of its nuclear weapons to ensure deterrence against the U.S.

North Korea’s Hint of Nuclear Test Sounds Familiar

North Korea’s recent pronouncements touting advances in its long-range rocket program and restarting its nuclear reactor appear to fit Pyongyang’s established pattern for pressuring the United States and its allies for aid and assistance. “The first stage is to make the situation look as tense as possible,” said Andrei Lankov, a professor of Korean Studies at Kookmin University in Seoul.

China Feared to Provide Further Assistance to Iran’s Nuclear & Regional Ambitions

On Tuesday, the Times of Israel reported that Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, had announced that International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Yukiya Amano would be visiting Tehran in the coming days to discuss the conclusion of a probe into the past military dimensions of the Iranian nuclear program.

N. Korea restarts nuclear reactor after hints of missile launch

North Korea Tuesday confirmed the restarting of a nuclear reactor seen as its main source of weapons-grade plutonium, raising the second red flag in 24 hours over its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes.

What Will the Iran Deal Mean for NATO Missile Defense?

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With the Iran nuclear deal now signed and delivered, are NATO’s missile defense plans obsolete? Not at all, says Azriel Bermant. As NATO officials see it, these defense systems are not directed at any one state and they’re also designed to foil ballistic missiles that are armed with chemical, biological, or conventional warheads.

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