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  • 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't...
  • There's no such thing as a safe nuclear weapon

    To the editor: The vows by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to make changes so that U.S. nuclear weapons are "safe and secure" are certainly of great importance. ("Major overhaul of nuclear force planned to improve security and morale," Nov. 14) The...
  • Iran seeks quick relief from U.N. sanctions in nuclear talks

    Iran seeks quick relief from U.N. sanctions in nuclear talks
    The latest obstacle to the U.S. and five other nations finalizing a nuclear deal with Iran by this month's deadline is an unexpected new demand from Tehran for quick relief from United Nations sanctions. For most of the last nine months of negotiations,...
  • Obama urges caution as final push begins on Iran nuclear talks

    President Obama sounded a cautious note Sunday on the outlook for negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, as Secretary of State John F. Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met in Oman to begin a final two-week push to seal a...
  • 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...
  • Hezbollah blames Israel in death of 5 nuclear technicians in Syria

    IRBIL, Iraq The deaths of five nuclear scientists Sunday in an ambush outside Damascus has raised anew suspicions about whether Israel is conducting an assassination campaign intended to blunt Iran's nuclear ambitions. At least one of the men was an...
  • 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...
  • Aging nuclear arsenal grows ever more costly

    Aging nuclear arsenal grows ever more costly
    Pipes, tanks and other equipment rust in the humid Southern air. Leaky roofs leave puddles on factory floors. Abandoned buildings are scattered across an 800-acre site contaminated with hundreds of tons of mercury. If this were a factory making cars...
  • What is Iran hiding? Nuclear secrets.

    International nuclear inspectors reported Friday that Iran still won't answer their questions about its past nuclear weapons research. It won't grant inspectors access to military sites. It won't allow inspectors to interview key nuclear scientists....
  • Robert Ball: A Veteran Of Two Wars And Accomplished Author

    Robert Ball: A Veteran Of Two Wars And Accomplished Author
    SIMSBURY — Robert W.D. Ball, who served in two wars and was involved in the first U.S. hydrogen bomb tests in the Pacific Islands, died Aug. 21. He was 83. Born in Hartford in 1930, Ball grew up in West Hartford and attended Mount Hermon School...
  • How big a nuclear arsenal do we really need?

    How big a nuclear arsenal do we really need?
    If President Obama wants to use his last two years to further his agenda, here's something he could do that would both advance the cause of global security and save the country money: suspend plans to develop a new arsenal of American nuclear weapons....