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Barack Obama Nuclear Proliferation

Nuclear Death, Warmed Over

Jon Wolfsthal | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics
Jon Wolfsthal

The cold war is over is long gone, but the nuclear triad remains. And now, as the nuclear weapons built and deployed in the 1980s reach the end of their operational lives, the government is planning to not only maintain these weapons, but to build their replacements.

I Don't Think That Letter Means What You Think It Means

Jon Wolfsthal | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics
Jon Wolfsthal

Republicans Senators are upset that President Obama might eliminate nuclear weapons we no longer need for our security. And as we have seen in other areas, the president's political opponents are not going to let facts and history get in the way of a good argument.

Safeguarding Nuclear Security in the Shadow of Middle East Revolutions

Jonathan Pearl | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jonathan Pearl

Nuclear nonproliferation goals must be placed above short-term financial and political preferences. The uncertainties of revolution and the dangers of proliferation demand nothing less.

Amanda Terkel

Mitch McConnell Announces He Will Oppose New START Treaty | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will oppose the new START Treaty, a bilateral arms reduction treaty between the United States and...

North Korea Denounces Obama Nuclear Strategy

AP | SANGWON YOON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea denounced President Barack Obama's new nuclear stance as "hostile" and vowed to continue expanding its atomic a...

Obama Limits Use Of Nuclear Weapons, Renounces Development Of New Ones

AP | ROBERT BURNS and ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Rewriting America's nuclear strategy, the White House on Tuesday announced a fundamental shift that calls the spread of atomic weap...

How Did an Idealistic President Become a Champion of Nuclear Power and By Default, Weapons Proliferation?

Helen Caldicott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Helen Caldicott

The never-ending persistence of the nuclear warriors who inhabit the Pentagon and nuclear weapons labs have prevailed yet again to influence this idealistic young president on whom many of us had placed our hopes.

The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons

Queen Noor of Jordan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Queen Noor of Jordan

It was my privilege to witness the UN Security Council Summit unanimously adopt a resolution calling for the elimination of all nuclear weapons.

Biden Locks Horns With Gates and Clinton Over the Monster That Won't Die

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russ Wellen

In a couple of decades, with the momentum that disarmament is building, there may be not be enough nuclear warheads left by then to make it worth anyone's while to replace them.

The Bomb at 64: Let's Retire It

William Hartung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Hartung

Presidents from John F. Kennedy to Jimmy Carter to Ronald Reagan, have called for nuclear disarmament. But no president in the nuclear age has spoken of it as often as Barack Obama.

North Korea Nuclear Test Raises the Stakes on Nuclear Abolition

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah van Gelder

As the world comes to terms with the dangerous possibilities of a nuclear-armed North Korea and Iran, perhaps the obligations of the current nuclear power to work towards abolition will get the attention required for action.

Obama To Appoint New Official To Fight WMD Terrorism

The Boston Globe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON - President-elect Barack Obama plans to appoint a new White House official to coordinate efforts to prevent terrorists from obtaining nucle...

Obama, McCain on National Security and Nuclear Proliferation

Eliza Margarita Bates and Cara Zwerling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Eliza Margarita Bates and Cara Zwerling

Where do Obama and McCain stand on these issues? To start, McCain, the nominee of what used to called the "small government party," wants to create two entirely new government organizations.

Nuclear Weapons Obama's Focus In New Ad

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a new ad, Barack Obama touts his foreign policy bipartisanship (but doesn't mention Iraq). "The single most important national security threat tha...