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Watch live: Should Trump have control of US nuclear weapons?

Watch live: Should Trump have control of US nuclear weapons?

For the first time since 1976, US lawmakers are re-evaluating who should control America’s nuclear weapons. Today (Nov. 14), expert witnesses will testify before senators…

Nobody can stop Trump from launching nukes — and it’s freaking senators out

Donald Trump could launch a nuclear weapon, and no one — not Congress, not the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, not the secretary of defense — could stop him. That unchecked presidential
President Trump and the Risks of Nuclear War

President Trump and the Risks of Nuclear War

How command and control works when the military wakes up the president vs. when the president wakes up the military.
SitRep: North Korea Readying New Round of Launches, Intel Says

SitRep: North Korea Readying New Round of Launches, Intel Says

Iranian general spotted on front lines in Syria; U.S. sends more commandos to Somalia
Three Carriers Carrying on SE of North Korea

Three Carriers Carrying on SE of North Korea

3 carriers with a message for North Korea
Radioactive land around Chernobyl to sprout solar investments

Radioactive land around Chernobyl to sprout solar investments

A one-megawatt installation is planned; gigawatt installations could follow it.
Ignoring Trump, North Korea tested another ballistic missile over the Pacific

Ignoring Trump, North Korea tested another ballistic missile over the Pacific

North Korea hasn’t been deterred by Donald Trump’s bluster, United Nations sanctions or whatever backroom pressure China has to bring. Kim Jong-un wants to see…
China Should Send 30,000 Troops Into North Korea

China Should Send 30,000 Troops Into North Korea

The only way to stand down from a nuclear confrontation is to reassure Kim Jong Un that the United States won’t — and can’t — invade.
Bad News Can’t Nuke the Bull Market

Bad News Can’t Nuke the Bull Market

This post Bad News Can’t Nuke the Bull Market appeared first on Daily Reckoning. The terrifying possibility of nuclear war punched stocks in the gut — for almost 45 minutes. Today, Greg Guenthner
The disappointing truth about US plans to shoot down North Korean nuclear weapons

The disappointing truth about US plans to shoot down North Korean nuclear weapons

At a Nov. 6 press conference with US President Donald Trump, Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe was asked if Japan would respond to North Korean…
‘North Korea Is the Biggest Threat to All Humankind.’ U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad Talks to TIME

‘North Korea Is the Biggest Threat to All Humankind.’ U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad Talks to TIME

Branstad talks to TIME in an exclusive interview—his first since arriving in Beijing in July
It Is High Time to Do Away With the President’s Nuclear ‘Football’

It Is High Time to Do Away With the President’s Nuclear ‘Football’

The recent Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on nuclear weapons introduced some unsettling possibilities.
Energy Secretary Perry agrees to extension on pro-coal, nuclear rulemaking

Energy Secretary Perry agrees to extension on pro-coal, nuclear rulemaking

Perry said 60-day deadline was reasonable, but new decision is now due January 10.
North Korea Had Spurned Talks With U.S. Due to Trump’s Latest Sanctions

North Korea Had Spurned Talks With U.S. Due to Trump’s Latest Sanctions

Despite months of secret contacts, North Korea has been playing hard to get back to the negotiating table – even as Rex Tillerson reaches out again.

Alliance Sours as China’s Frustration With North Korea Mounts

The relationship between the two countries is chilling.
More haunting declassified scans of nuclear weapons test videos released

More haunting declassified scans of nuclear weapons test videos released

Tracking nuclear double-pulse phenomenon helps scientists determine explosive yield.
Why ‘5027’ is a number you should know: How war in Korea might unfold

Why ‘5027’ is a number you should know: How war in Korea might unfold

After eight years at Foreign Policy, here are the ten most popular Best Defense posts.
US nuclear tests killed far more civilians than we knew

US nuclear tests killed far more civilians than we knew

When the US entered the nuclear age, it did so recklessly. New research suggests that the hidden cost of developing nuclear weapons were far larger…
Georgia regulators say dramatically over-budget nuclear plant can move forward

Georgia regulators say dramatically over-budget nuclear plant can move forward

After Summer plant discontinuation, the future of nuclear was in question.

Georgia’s Nuclear Woes Should Catch Congress’s Attention

The drama continues with two of the four nuclear power reactors being built in the U.S. today. On Thursday, the Georgia Public Service Commission voted... Read More The post Georgia’s Nuclear Woes