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China's Nuclear Upgrade Raises Concerns in the West

David Oualaalou | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics
David Oualaalou

In order to provide a clear picture of the impact China's nuclear upgrade might have on the global balance of power, it is imperative to explore what this upgrade entails.

Are New Nuclear Weapons Affordable?

Joe Cirincione | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

The astronomical funding required to replicate our Cold War arsenal does not square with the security threats in today's world. Nor will our conventional forces be able to withstand the cuts necessitated by the price burden of these nuclear delivery systems.

Underwater Aircraft Carriers?

John Geoghegan | Posted 05.15.2013 | Technology
John Geoghegan

There wouldn't seem to be many good reasons for designing a submarine to launch airplanes, but during the past one hundred years at least six countries have experimented with the concept some with surprising success.

Andrea Stone

Nuclear Weapons Industry Spends Millions To Prevent Military Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nuclear weapons industry is erecting a missile shield of money to prevent federal government spending cuts worth billions of dollars...

Fire Aboard Nuclear Sub Injures 6

Patch | Robert Cook | Posted 05.24.2012 | Crime

Six people have been injured in a fire on a nuclear submarine at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine....

Falklands Flare Up -- Could a New Oil Find Re-Ignite an Old Conflict?

John C.K. Daly | Posted 04.24.2012 | World
John C.K. Daly

News that the Falklands' oil industry could potentially be worth $180 billion in royalties and taxes has reignited the smoldering diplomatic dispute between London and Buenos Aires.

Russia Battles Nuclear Submarine Fire

Reuters | Posted 02.28.2012 | World

By Guy Faulconbridge MOSCOW, Dec 29 (Reuters) - Russia used helicopters and tugboats to battle a fire that engulfed a nuclear submarine ...

Nuclear Turkeys

Joe Cirincione | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Washington is planning to spend over $700 billion on nuclear weapons and related programs over the next ten years. Some programs are necessary, some ...

Republican Revolution on Nuclear Weapons?

Joel Rubin | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics
Joel Rubin

Will Republicans, during these debt-ceiling negotiations, do the unthinkable and support cutting defense spending to avoid raising taxes on the uber-wealthy? The answer is yes, as it should be, and there is an answer to their angst.

A Glimpse Aboard One Of France's Silent But Deadly Nuclear Submarines

LeMonde/Worldcrunch | Nathalie Guibert | Posted 09.18.2011 | World

For France, nuclear deterrence is very much an underwater affair. At all times, one of the country’s four ballistic missile submarines quietly patro...

Internet Error Spills Military Secrets

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 06.18.2011 | Technology

An Internet error recently exposed military secrets to the public, according to the BBC. The blunder occurred when an improperly censored military...

British Budget Collapse Foreshadows Cuts to Come in U.S. Defense Budget

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joe Cirincione

Just as massive deficits forced the conservative UK government to cut deep into its military programs, the United States will soon have to choose: Update its force structure or cling to obsolete Cold War posture?

Nuclear Submarine To Be Launched By India

The Financial Times | Varun Sood and James Lamont | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

India is expected to launch a locally built nuclear-powered submarine later this month, making it one of only a handful of countries with the technolo...

World In Photos, July 2, 2009

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Here is the HuffPost's selection of photos of today's news and events from every corner of the globe. Check back Monday through Friday for this HuffPo...