New Look at Nuclear Weapon Effects for Near-Surface Detonations

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June
13

A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) team has taken a closer look at how nuclear weapon blasts close to the Earth’s surface create complications in their effects and apparent yields. Attempts to correlate data from events with low heights of …

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Portable technology offers boost for nuclear security, arms control

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June
12

About five years ago, Areg Danagoulian, associate professor in the MIT Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering (NSE), became intrigued by a technique developed by researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory that uses a neutron beam to identify unknown materials. …

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Official Says Input From Allies on Nuclear Posture Review to Be Important

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June
12

China is rapidly becoming more capable and assertive and concerns regarding its nuclear modernization and expansion are increasing. Russia’s comprehensive modernization of its nuclear capabilities, over 80% complete, includes the addition of new dual-capable systems that threaten the United States …

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The B-21 Raider: South Dakota’s future nuclear bomber

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June
10

The B-21 Raider is set to be the latest weapon in the United States’ nuclear arsenal. Built by defense contractor and weapons manufacturer Northrop Grumman (NG), the company lauds the new aircraft, saying it “will provide the United States with …

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House GOP leaders warn Biden on rapid China nuclear build-up

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June
10

China’s military is engaged in a rapid nuclear buildup and Beijing’s refusal to hold arms talks with the United States may violate an international treaty, three House Republican leaders warned in a letter to President Biden. The Republicans asked the …

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Does The U.S. Need Sea-Launched Nuclear Cruise Missiles? Trump Did.

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June
10

Several prominent members of Congress are raising alarm about reports that the Secretary of the Navy may cancel the nascent Nuclear Sea Launched Cruise Missile (SLCM) program called for in the Trump Administration’s 2018 Nuclear Posture Review (NPR). “Reports that …

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Acting SecNav Proposes Canceling Sea-Launched Nuclear Cruise Missile

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June
9

Acting U.S. Navy Secretary Thomas Harker has directed the service to defund nuclear sea-launched cruise missile (SLCM) development in fiscal 2023, according to a memo obtained by Aerospace DAILY. The proposed cancellation is part of an exercise the Navy conducted …

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Nuclear weapons spending swelled $1.4 billion amid pandemic: Report

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June
7

Even as the pandemic raged and economies around the world were devastated, nuclear-armed countries last year increased spending on atomic weapon arsenals by 1.4 billion dollars, campaigners said Monday. In a fresh report, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons …

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