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Mar 27 2023
Why does Russia want tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus?
The announcement by Russian President Vladimir Putin that he intends to deploy tactical nuclear weapons on the territory of Belarus appears to be another attempt to raise the stakes in the conflict in Ukraine.
It follows Putin’s warnings that Moscow is ready to use “all available means,” to fend off attacks on Russian territory, a reference to its nuclear arsenal.
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Nov 16 2021
It has been more than 70 years since the US bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The number of nuclear weapons in existence worldwide are down from a peak of 68,000. Currently there are an estimated 15,000 nuclear weapons in storage, on alert or lost. What is the right thing to do now that the generation that first built and deployed nuclear weapons has passed and left responsibility for theseLiving Room Conversations
Apr 10 2020
A nuclear weapon (also called an atom bomb, nuke, atomic bomb, nuclear warhead, A-bomb, or nuclear bomb) is an explosive device that derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions, either fission (fission bomb) or from a combination of fission and fusion reactions (thermonuclear bomb). Both bomb types release large quantities of energy from relatively small amounts of matter. The firstWikipedia
Mar 27 2023
Western criticism won't stop Russia from plans to station nuclear weapons in Belarus
The Kremlin dismissed criticism from Western countries regarding Russia's decision to station nuclear weapons in Belarus.
Russian President Vladimir Putin made the announcement in an interview with Russian state media this week, explaining that Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, a close ally, had agreed to the deployment, which prompted concerns from Western countries alliedWashington Examiner
Mar 27 2023
Russia to deploy "tactical nuclear weapons" in Belarus, on Ukraine's northern border, Putin says
Russia has ratcheted up tensions with the West amid its ongoing war against Ukraine, with President Vladimir Putin saying Moscow will deploy "tactical nuclear weapons" in Belarus. The Russian leader said 10 fighter jets capable of carrying tactical nuclear weapons — generally a reference to smaller weapons used for limited battlefield attacks, rather than larger, long-range "strategic" nuclearCBS News (Online)
May 31 2023
Jury selection to being in weapons trial of Adam Montgomery
WE WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED AS WE LEARN MORE. HAPPENING TODAY, JURY SELECTION IS SET TO BEGIN IN THE WEAPONS TRIAL FOR THE FATHER OF HARMONY, MONTGOMERY UP IN NEW HAMPSHIRE. THE CHARGES AGAINST ADAM MONTGOMERY ARE RELATED TO THE THEFTS OF A RIFLE AND A SHOTGUN BACK IN 2019. HIS ESTRANGED WIFE, KAYLA, IS ONE OF THE STATE’S WITNESSES. ADAM ALSO CHARGED IN A SEPARATE CASE WITH THE DEATH OF JuryWCVB
Dec 15 2022
Countries shouldn't give Ukraine any nuclear weapons
Russian President Vladimir Putin argued in early December that the risk of a nuclear war was growing. The US or other members of NATO, like Britain, which strongly supports Ukraine, could provide Ukraine with tactical nuclear weapons. It might deter Russia from becoming more aggressive in Ukraine let alone using nuclear weapons there, without putting NATO at risk since Ukraine, not NATO, wouldThe Jerusalem Post
Feb 06 2023
The United States and China Still Need to Talk About Nuclear Weapons
Shortly before U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken was slated to depart for Beijing on the Biden administration’s first cabinet-level visit, the trip was postponed. The last-minute schedule change came after a Chinese surveillance balloon was confirmed to be floating above sensitive U.S. military sites, including potentially an active nuclear missile silo field in Montana. Over the weekendForeign Policy
May 24 2016
Nuclear Weapons and Warfare
Nuclear weapons, the means of producing them, and their potential use play significant roles in international relations and homeland security. Throughout its history, RAND has provided detailed analyses and recommendations for defense planners and helped policymakers make informed national security decisions with regard to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and the nuclear activities of IndiaRAND Corporation
Mar 17 2023
Russian energy firm helping China’s nuclear weapons program is ‘direct threat’ to US, GOP warns
House Republicans are calling on Biden administration's national security officials to "utilize the full application of sanctions, export controls, and diplomacy" to block a Russian state-owned energy company from helping China to expand its nuclear weapons program and warn this relationship is a "direct threat" to U.S. national security.
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