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  • Mishaps at nuke repository lead to $54 million in penalties

    Mishaps at nuke repository lead to $54 million in penalties
    New Mexico officials issued fines Saturday of $54 million against two contractors for errors in handling nuclear waste that led to a shutdown earlier this year of the nation’s only operating dump for nuclear weapons waste. The fines come amid a...
  • How to keep future cold wars cold: Mind the missiles

    At a time when we are reflecting on the lessons from the Cold War amid growing concern about the current U.S.-Russia relationship, we should be looking ahead to anticipate how changes in technology and geopolitics create new challenges to peace and...
  • Beyond M.A.D.: Reviving nuclear war

    "Some of the key technocrats and scientists of the Cold War say the nation has become overly confident about its nuclear deterrence. The nuclear enterprise, they say, 'is rusting its way to disarmament.'" Let's meditate on this irony -- that disarmament,...
  • Restocking the U.S. nuclear arsenal would send a terrible message

    Restocking the U.S. nuclear arsenal would send a terrible message
    To the editor: The U.S. can lead in modernizing its nuclear arsenal, resuming nuclear testing and, in general, continuing to demonstrate the perceived military usefulness of nuclear weapons. Or, the U.S. can lead in pursuing negotiations in good faith...
  • Deal or no deal? Iran says shut up and make one

    Deal or no deal? Iran says shut up and make one
    As everyone seems to be saying, there is less than a fortnight to go before we hit the Nov. 24 deadline for a final agreement with Iran over its nuclear program. And as more and more people are forecasting, things aren't looking too good. The issue isn'...
  • As U.S. nuclear arsenal ages, other nations have modernized

    As U.S. nuclear arsenal ages, other nations have modernized
    As Russian forces were drawing back from a swift and violent incursion into Ukraine this fall, Moscow was delivering another powerful military statement many miles to the north. A new 40-foot Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile, capable of...
  • 2 Americans freed by North Korea arrive in U.S., hug family members

    2 Americans freed by North Korea arrive in U.S., hug family members
    Two Americans freed from secretive North Korea returned home on Saturday after the surprise involvement of the top-ranking U.S. intelligence official who traveled to Pyongyang to secure their release. Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller, who had been...
  • Dangerous aftermath awaits should Iran negotiations fail

    This week's announcement that negotiations with Iran over its nuclear power program will be extended is both good and bad news. The good news is that the interim agreement, or Joint Plan of Action, will continue in force. It has been the single most...
  • Keep talking with Iran

    Keep talking with Iran
    The announcement today that the U.S. and Iran have agreed to extend talks over Tehran's disputed nuclear program is far short of what we might have hoped for. But the extension can't be counted as a failure either. If the goal is to keep up the pressure...
  • Many Iranians pessimistic about reaching deal to ease sanctions

    As a Monday deadline looms for Iran and global powers to craft a nuclear accord, the official media here are already priming weary citizens for the possibility that no agreement will be forthcoming. Commentators leave little doubt who will be responsible....
  • Kerry meets Zarif as Iran nuclear deal deadline looms

    VIENNA With only three days left to bridge significant differences, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and US Secretary of State John Kerry met in Vienna on Friday for talks aimed at ensuring that Iran does not get nuclear weapons. The meeting...