| Nov 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 3:50 PM
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)
| Nov 15, 2014
| 7:00 AM
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,...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 4:04 PM
The publicized mishaps — they shouldn't be called scandals — in recent years by Air Force and Navy personnel in charge of nuclear weapons give the White House and Congress a chance to rethink the U.S. deterrence mission before returning airmen...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 4:30 PM
In its efforts to strike a nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration has faced a two-part challenge: forging an agreement in international negotiations and then selling it at home.
Now, with negotiators in Vienna five days from their deadline, it...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 12:23 PM
North Korea is ready to resume international talks on its nuclear programs and to work on restoring trade ties with South Korea, the Kremlin announced Thursday after meetings with a high-level official from Pyongyang.
The proclamations appeared to be an...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 3:05 PM
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....
| Nov 24, 2014
| 12:53 PM
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...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 12:05 AM
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...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 6:45 PM
Two decades after the U.S. began to scale back its nuclear forces in the aftermath of the Cold War, a number of military strategists, scientists and congressional leaders are calling for a new generation of hydrogen bombs.
Warheads in the nation's...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 1:44 PM
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...