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New deterrence: US plans to upgrade its nuclear bomb

The National Nuclear Security Administration has given the go-ahead for work on upgrading the B61 airborne nuclear bomb, as the Pentagon is eager to embark on a multi-billion-dollar scheme to improve the US nuclear arsenal. 12 more words

How did North Korea end up with nuclear weapons?

On August the 24th, North Korea launched a submarine-launched missile that flew 500 km (311 miles) towards Japan, a show of improving technological capability for the isolated country that has conducted a series of missile launches in defiance of U.N. 515 more words

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Making News: New Lifezette Op-Ed on Obama's Pacific Trade and Security Fantasies - & More!

I’m pleased to announce the publication of my newest op-ed piece this morning:  a Lifezette.com article on a gaping, nuclear-related flaw in President Obama’s case for believing that his Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal will strengthen U.S. 95 more words

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Protests threaten China’s nuclear energy plans | Global Risk Insights

NIMBYism is on the rise in China, and without better dialogue between stakeholders, threatens to undermine Beijing’s efforts to meet its COP21 goals.

Source: Protests threaten China’s nuclear energy plans | Global Risk Insights

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DOE Agrees to Hear Anthony Rivera's Whistleblower Complaint

Editor’s Note: La Jicarita has been covering Anthony Rivera’s case against Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory since October of 2015. After revealing safety and management abuses at the Lab he was fired by the new contractor, Lawrence Livermore National Security (LLNS) in 2013. 94 more words

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Sr. Megan Rice: People are miseducated about nuclear weapons

By Janice Sevre-Duszynska Max Obuszewski, reposted from NCR

On July 28, 2012, Society of the Holy Child Jesus Sr. Megan Rice, 86, along with two other activists in the Transform Now Plowshares movement, broke into the government’s premier nuclear storage facility in Oak Ridge, Tenn. 869 more words