On September 18, 1980 an air force mechanic dropped a socket from his wrench down the shaft of a Titan-II missile silo in Damascus, Arkansas. Eighty feet below, the socket pierced the first stage of the missile’s fuel tank. 380 more words
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Yashwant Sinha questions nuclear seminar by ‘lame duck govt’
The Times of India
Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday, asking him to call off or postpone a conference organized by Institute of Defence Studies and Analysis (IDSA) on nuclear non-proliferation for which the external affairs ministry has agreed to pay “Rs 80 lakh” since it is “ill-designed and ill timed,” when the country is going for elections. 201 more words
Praise be to Bill Clinton, Boris Yeltsin and Leonid Kravchuk: There are no nuclear weapons in Ukraine!
When the Soviet Union fell apart, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan became de facto nuclear states. Ukraine had the third largest nuclear arsenal in the world with about 5,000 nuclear charges, more than the UK, France, and China put together. 359 more words
The following are some of the key arms control dates and developments to watch in the coming week.
For more news and analysis on these and other weapons-related security issues, consider… 484 more words