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Nation's Bloated Nuclear Spending Comes Under Fire

Associated Press | Sep 13, 2013

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. -- At Los Alamos National Laboratory, a seven-year, $213 million upgrade to the security system that protects the lab's most sensitive nuclear bomb-making facilities doesn't work. Those same facilities, which sit atop a fault line, remain susceptible to collapse and dangerous radiation releases, despite millions more spent on im... more

Army Investigates Radiation Exposure at Fort Bliss

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Associated Press | Jul 16, 2013

FORT BLISS, Texas - Army investigators have detected radiation at a former nuclear weapons bunker at Fort Bliss and they're determining whether people on the West Texas post have been exposed, officials said Tuesday. Post leaders said contaminated residue was buried in the 1950s and 1960s, when the base was operated by the Air Force. A man who ... more

STRATCOM: Future Nuke Reductions Must Be Bilateral

minuteman III 600x400 | Mar 05, 2013

Any U.S. moves to reduce the size of its nuclear arsenal from the current levels should be done bilaterally and in negotiations with Russia, the head of the U.S. Strategic Command told a congressional panel on Tuesday. "I think in the long run … if we're going to engage in another conversation about reductions below the New START [Strategic Arm... more

Missile Sites, Oil Wells Co-Exist in North Dakota

The Bismarck Tribune | Mar 04, 2013

STANLEY, N.D. -- Alongside more than 1,400 oil wells in Mountrail County are dozens of nuclear missiles, loaded, primed and ready to fire. The first produce more than 6 million barrels of oil a month and the second is the Pentagon's deterrent to a hostile attack against the United States. The sprawl of wells and drilling rigs puts oil-related ... more

Debate Over Nuclear Arsenal About to Erupt

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Aviation Week's DTI | Feb 21, 2013

This article first appeared in Aviation Week & Space Technology. On the heels of a North Korean nuclear weapon test, U.S. President Barack Obama is preparing to move forward with a new approach to the U.S. nuclear arsenal. The changes have been a long time coming. Obama outlined a vision for a world without nuclear weapons in a 2009 speech. Af... more

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