On Wednesday, the Trump campaign was forced to deny a report from “Morning” Joe Scarborough that Donald Trump doesn’t understand why it would be a bad idea to use nuclear weapons. “There’s no truth to this,” campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks told The Hill.
Russia’s secret plans for a nuclear torpedo are no longer secret, reports The Guardian. In fact, they’ve been broadcast on two Russian television stations. Generally—and here I will admit I don’t know how they do things in Russia—this is not how you keep a secret.
After almost two years of talks and an “intense” 18-day negotiation, global leaders have reached a deal that would halt Iranian nuclear production in exchange for the cancelation of billions of dollars worth of sanctions.
You'd think that the U.S. military's collection of potentially world-ending intercontinental ballistic missiles would be protected with an appropriately serious level of security, but, as John Oliver pointed out on Last Week Tonight Sunday, we haven't exactly had our top men on the job.
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Earlier today, the Air Force fired nine nuclear commanders and announced plans to discipline dozens of junior officers in response to a widespread exam-cheating scandal.
Kim Jong-Il's successor is his youngest son, Kim Jong-un. It's time to meet the most powerful twenty-something in the world: an enigmatic basketball fanatic and four-star general with a bad case of fat cheeks and an itchy trigger finger.
Okay, I get that there aren't many good choices out there, but still: Newt Gingrichgets the most support in this Fox News poll asking, "Which Republican presidential candidate would you trust MOST with nuclear weapons?" We're finished.
Senate Republicans love President Obama's nuclear treaty with Russia now! Several stragglers are announcing their support today, and it could get up to 75 votes. What changed? Senators sat through a classified session yesterday, which was presumably scary as shit.
Some of the cables in Wikileaks' latest document dump showed Middle Eastern allies — Saudi Arabia, for example — pushing for an American military attack on Iran. And that's all Iran needs to spin this leak into a U.S. "plot."
North Korea has postponed a major political convention—is it because Kim Jong Il's sick? Some have seen signs of kidney failure; some say it's pancreatic cancer. Let's hope he doesn't pass out on a nuclear missile's "launch" button.
Iran, aided by Russian technicians, is about to open a nuclear reactor, to produce energy. Russia says it's implemented safeguards to ensure fuel can't be diverted for possible weapons programs. Still: Let's translate this into Drudge Report-ese, shall we?
Israel is ready and anxious to bomb Iranian nuclear facilities soon. At least that's the claim in a lengthy new Atlantic piece, which puts the chances of a strike within the next year at "better than 50 percent."
[Doves fly past the gutted Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima during the 65th anniversary ceremony of the city's August 6, 1945 atomic bombing. Click through for an animated map of nuclear bomb detonations between 1945 and 1998. Pic via AP.]
Michigan congressional candidate Bill Cooper is serious about deficits. Riffing on the legendary 1964 LBJ scare ad, "Daisy," Cooper promises to repel nuclear weapons of debt headed directly at children. What about realnuclear weapons, though? Will he repel those?
Mitt Romney needs headlines. It's been so long! And what's more eye-catching than calling a nuclear reduction treaty that the Obama administration negotiated with Russia his "worst foreign policy mistake yet"? Wow! What's the problem, Mitt Romney?
Of course everyone wants some face time with Barack Obama this week. But what are delegations from 46 countries looking for when they arrive? Money, respect, weapons, and more help hiding "secret" nuclear arsenals. [Foreign Policy, pic: Getty]