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Nuclear Missiles

U.S. Nuclear Missile System Is Really Old

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 09.07.2014 | Politics

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. (AP) — The Air Force asserts with pride that the nation's nuclear missile system, more than 40 years old and designed dur...

Soooo Our Nuclear Missiles Are Run By Computers That Still Use 8-Inch Floppy Disks

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 05.01.2014 | Technology

Contrary to what cartoons may have you believe, there’s no giant red button that detonates America’s land-based nuclear missiles. They’re actual...

Fired Nuclear Commander Will Retire At Lower Rank After Alcohol-Filled Russia Trip

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The two-star Air Force general fired last fall as commander of the nuclear missile corps because of alcohol-fueled misbehavior wil...

Air Force Secretary: 37 Nuclear Missile Launch Officers Involved In Drug, Cheating Scandal

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR and ROBERT BURNS | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force says 34 nuclear missile launch officers have been implicated in a cheating scandal and have been stripped of their c...

Officers At Nuclear Site Caught Napping With Open Blast Door: Report

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Air Force officers entrusted with the launch keys to long-range nuclear missiles have been caught twice this year le...

Officers In Charge Of Nuclear Missiles Left Blast Door Open

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Twice this year alone, Air Force officers entrusted with the launch keys to nuclear-tipped missiles have been caught...

Peace Signs Created Including Nuclear Stainless Core Metal From Decommissioned Nuclear Missiles

Lin Evola | Posted 12.21.2013 | Arts
Lin Evola

Artist: Lin Evola Managing Principal, Rêverie Arts Gallery: Derek Cabaniss Photo credit: Reagan D. Pufall ""1962 No. 2" | 30" x 22" | wat...

Nuclear Missile Unit Fails Key Security Test

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 10.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — An Air Force unit that operates one-third of the nation's land-based nuclear missiles has failed a safety and security inspection, ...

Susan Rice on Nuclear Weapons

Joe Cirincione | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Susan Rice does not speak very often on nuclear policy, but behind the scenes she played a major role in shaping Barack Obama's nuclear weapons positions in the 2008 campaign.

Pacific Standard Time At LACMA: The Untold Story

Harris Silver | Posted 01.22.2012 | Home
Harris Silver

Pacific Standard Time is a sprawling cultural initiative with 68 major museum shows and 125 gallery exhibitions including California Design 1930-1965: 'Living in a Modern Way.'

Bill Maher: Let's Fix Nuke 'Glitch' Before Next Regime

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Last month the U.S. military lost communication with 50 nuclear missiles due to what the Pentagon said was a "hardware glitch." On this week's "Rea...

I'm With Stupid: America's Nerdiness Decline Threatens Eskimo Children

Todd Hartley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Todd Hartley

It's been somewhat of an interesting week for America's technology sector, which saw its reputation take some hits on the international level but may ...

The Undoing of Gen. T. Michael Moseley: A Cautionary Tale About the Military/Industrial Complex

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

This tale recounts the interwoven fate of an Air Force Chief of Staff, potentially disastrous handling of nuclear weapons, and a financial advising company with more than 300,000 military personnel as investors.

North Korea Threatens To Launch Ballistic Missile Test

New York Times | Choe Sang-Hun | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

North Korea threatened on Monday to test what its neighbors believe is a ballistic missile capable of reaching United States territory, even as Hillar...

Nuclear Safeguard System 'Utterly Debased' During Nuke Missile Mishap

Washington Post | Joby Warrick and Walter Pincus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Just after 9 a.m. on Aug. 29, a group of U.S. airmen entered a sod-covered bunker on North Dakota's Minot Air Force Base with orders to collect a set ...