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

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 04.10.2014 | 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...

Did Robert Gates Manufacture the Iran Crisis?

William O. Beeman | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
William O. Beeman

Aside from the intriguing clues to Robert Gates' probable role in constructing a false picture of the Iranian nuclear danger, Porter's book is essential reading for all Americans wary of manufactured paths to war that have become a major theme in U.S. foreign relations after World War II.

Air Testing Finds No Contamination Near Nuke Dump

AP | Posted 03.10.2014 | Green

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — New air testing in the nation's only underground nuclear repository showed no detectable radioactive contamination from a leak...

How to Talk and Listen to Iran

William O. Beeman | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics
William O. Beeman

Current negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program in Geneva have raised hopes that there may be rapprochement between Iran and the West.

13 Exposed To Radiation At Nuclear Waste Dump

AP | JERI CLAUSING | Posted 02.27.2014 | Green

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Employees who were working at the nation's underground nuclear waste dump when it started leaking didn't show signs of exte...

Fukushima: Why It Matters and Why We Don't Need to Panic

Jacob Devaney | Posted 04.01.2014 | Impact
Jacob Devaney

Panic is rarely ever a good idea because it closes down the brain with fear, can cripple creative responses, and generally causes people to not think ...

Why Détente With Iran Is a Historic Game Changer

Dr. Nasser H. Saidi | Posted 03.05.2014 | World
Dr. Nasser H. Saidi

We are at a potential cusp, a transformational moment in the Gulf and the Middle East where détente with Iran could radically change the geopolitics and economics of the region. The opportunity should not be missed.

Carbon-Free Energy Is Possible -- Without Nukes

Eleanor LeCain | Posted 02.21.2014 | Green
Eleanor LeCain

We can have the energy we need without emitting carbon or using nuclear energy. That's the takeaway from my recent interview with Dr. Arjun Makhijani on Progressive Radio Network.

Hardliners and Comprehensive Nuclear Deal

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 02.08.2014 | World
Majid Rafizadeh

Anyone who has studied Iran's nuclear policies closely for the last decade would be cognizant of the fact that the first deal has never culminated into a comprehensive and enduring agreement addressing the concerns behind Iran's nuclear ambitions.

Jordanians demanding transparent discussions on nuclear plans

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 02.03.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Heated discussions today in Jordan are not about political reform or media policy, but about an issue that is even more relevant to every citizen: the...

Israel's anger with US likely to be taken out on Palestinians

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 01.27.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

On the surface, it is hard to see any direct link between the recently concluded deal by Iran and the P5+1 group and the Palestinian-Israeli peace tal...

The Iran Accord -- Profoundly, and Primarily, Symbolic

William O. Beeman | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics
William O. Beeman

The profound symbolism of the moment more than outweighs the lighter substantive elements of the temporary agreement. The United States and its partners appeared tough and got very little. Iran appeared tough and gave up very little. Both sides saved face.

Understanding the Iranian Perspective in Nuclear Negotiations

William O. Beeman | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
William O. Beeman

Briefly stated in Iran's position everything is based on the 1970 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) to which Iran is a signatory and from which Iran derives its "inalienable right" to peaceful nuclear development.

Fukushima, Humanity's Defining Moment

Jacob Devaney | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Jacob Devaney

Capitalism, with all its merit, lacks the ethical integrity required to responsibly handle technologies as potentially deadly as nuclear power. When you understand the facts, you will agree. Unfortunately, the facts have been buried by the very powerful financial interests.

Experts Call For More Nuclear To Slow Climate Change

AP | KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 11.04.2013 | Green

PITTSBURGH -- PITTSBURGH (AP) — Some of the world's top climate scientists say wind and solar energy won't be enough to head off extreme global warm...

Former Nuclear Facility Worker Pleads Guilty To Fuel Contamination Cover-Up

AP | Posted 12.17.2013 | Green

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A former supervisor who was accused of trying to cover up fuel contamination at Entergy Corp.'s Indian Point nuclear plant...

Day Dreams of a Fiction Author: A Deal That Forced Iran to Smile Attack

Haggai Carmon | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Haggai Carmon

I was daydreaming, like any fiction author does, trying to fathom various realities. In my dream there was a deal actually being implemented between the so-called P5+1 - the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany regarding a new order in the Middle East, starting with Syria.

Ranking Colleges by Student Earnings Doesn't Make the Grade

Dr. Alan Kadish | Posted 12.03.2013 | College
Dr. Alan Kadish

While preparing students for successful careers is part of our mission, the notion of ranking schools by earnings' of new graduates creates a major problem for educators.

Someone Is Telling Iranian Scientists: Don't Buy Green Bananas!

Haggai Carmon | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Haggai Carmon

Someone has been sending a message to Iranian nuclear scientists, and now to Iranian Cyberwar experts: don't bother buying green bananas; before they ripen, you could be dead.

A Grand Bargain in the Cards

David Hoffman | Posted 11.17.2013 | World
David Hoffman

While the Western news media are focused on a U.S.-Russia chemical weapons deal over Syria, a far more important development may be occurring within Iran.

Countdown to Hiroshima for August 2, 1945: Bombs Readied as Japan Seeks Terms of Surrender

Greg Mitchell | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

Japanese cables and other message intercepted by the United States showed that they were still trying to enlist the Soviets' help in presenting surrender terms -- they would even send an envoy -- but were undecided on just what to propose.

Countdown to Hiroshima, for July 31, 1945: Top Truman Aide Opposes Use of Bomb

Greg Mitchell | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

July 31, 1945: The assembly of Little Boy is completed. It is ready for use the next day. But a typhoon approaching Japan will likely prevent launching an attack. Several days might be required for weather to clear.

Countdown to Hiroshima, for July 30, 1945: Eisenhower Protests Use of A-Bomb Against Japan

Greg Mitchell | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

July 30, 1945: Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, commander of U.S. troops in Europe, has visited President Truman in Germany, and would recall what happened in his memoir.

Countdown to Hiroshima, for July 29, 1945: American POWs in Target Cities?

Greg Mitchell | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

The second bomb -- the plutonium device -- was still back in the States. The target list, with Hiroshima as #1, remained in place, although it was being studied for the presence of POW camps holding Americans in the target sites.

Countdown to Hiroshima, for July 28, 1945: U.S. Ready to Use A-Bomb -- Against Russians?

Greg Mitchell | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

A U.S. bombing raid on the small Japanese city of Aomori -- which had little military significance beyond being a transportation hub -- dropped 83,000 incendiaries and destroyed almost the entire city, killing at least 2,000 civilians.