19 Mar '17, 2pm

While #DonaldTrump talks tough, US quietly cutting nuclear force

While #DonaldTrump talks tough, US quietly cutting nuclear force

WASHINGTON — The Air Force is quietly shrinking its deployed force of land-based nuclear missiles as part of a holdover Obama administration plan to comply with an arms control treaty with Russia. The reductions are nearing completion despite President Donald Trump's argument that the treaty gives Moscow an unfair advantage in nuclear firepower. The reduction to 400 missiles from 450 is the first for the intercontinental ballistic missile, or ICBM, force in a decade - when the arsenal came down from 500 such weapons. The Air Force says the latest cut in Minuteman 3 missiles will be completed in April, leaving the deployed ICBM arsenal at its smallest size since the early 1960s. In 2014, President Barack Obama's administration announced the planned ICBM reduction to tailor the overall nuclear force, including bombers and nuclear-armed submarines, to the New START accord tha...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/while-trump-talks-tough-us-quietly...

Tweets

While Trump talks tough, U.S. quietly cutting n...

militarytimes.com 19 Mar '17, 2pm

WASHINGTON — The Air Force is quietly shrinking its deployed force of land-based nuclear missiles as part of a holdover Ob...

Vintage U.S. nuclear test films declassified:

militarytimes.com 20 Mar '17, 1am

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — From the deserts of southern New Mexico and Nevada to islands in the Pacific Ocean, the U.S. governmen...

2017: The year in which nuclear weapons could be banned?

2017: The year in which nuclear weapons could b...

sipri.org 20 Mar '17, 10am

At the end of 2016, the General Assembly of the United Nations voted by a large majority (Resolution 71/258 of 23 December...

https://t.co/WpmSdxpOaa

nato.int 21 Mar '17, 9am

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with US Secretary of Defense James Mattis at the Pentagon on Tuesday (21 March...

What our fascination with April the giraffe's p...

mnn.com 19 Mar '17, 12pm

It's been more than three weeks since 15-year-old April has had her every move analyzed through the cameras aimed at her p...

U.S., Russia, China, others sit out nuclear ban...

militarytimes.com 27 Mar '17, 8pm

UNITED NATIONS — U.N. talks aimed at banning nuclear weapons began Monday, but the United States, Russia, China and other ...

Tillerson: Use of pre-emptive force an option w...

militarytimes.com 17 Mar '17, 2pm

SEOUL, South Korea — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday it may be necessary to take pre-emptive military action ...

NATO SG @jensstoltenberg meets US SecDef #Matti...

nato.int 21 Mar '17, 11am

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with US Secretary of Defense James Mattis at the Pentagon on Tuesday (21 March...

After delay, Trump's Air Force secretary pick t...

defensenews.com 23 Mar '17, 8pm

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s nominee for Air Force secretary is headed to the Senate for a hearing in the Senate Armed S...

India could strike Pakistan with nuclear weapons if threatened

India could strike Pakistan with nuclear weapon...

defencenews.in 21 Mar '17, 1pm

In what would be a notable reversal of its well-known no-first use policy, India could launch a preemptive first strike ag...

Cannikin underground nuclear weapons test caused a 6.8-magnitude earthquake back in 1971.

Cannikin underground nuclear weapons test cause...

techeblog.com 21 Mar '17, 9am

Cannikin was an underground nuclear weapons test performed on November 6, 1971, on Amchitka island, Alaska, by the United ...

Eating Less Beef Goes a Long Way Toward Cutting...

nrdc.org 22 Mar '17, 12pm

Between 2005 and 2014, Americans drastically cut their beef consumption and, as a result, reduced their per-capita diet-re...