Nuclear weapon

Federal agents drunk while transporting nukes

Federal agents drunk while transporting nukes

Here’s a sobering thought. Federal agents hired to transport nuclear weapons on convoys around the United States stopped off for drinks and drove drunk while on the missions. Last year, two got so plastered in a bar en route that police were called in. Sandra D. Bruce, assistant inspector general for The U.S. Department of […]

Obama, Medvedev sign new nuke treaty

Obama, Medvedev sign new nuke treaty

Reaching anew for peace, President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday signed a treaty to shrink their nations’ nuclear arsenals, the biggest such pact between the former Cold War foes in a generation. Tenaciously negotiated by even the leaders themselves, the treaty commits their nations to slash the number of strategic nuclear […]

Obama unveils restrictive nuclear weapon use policy

Obama unveils restrictive nuclear weapon use policy

The Obama administration is unveiling a new nuclear weapons policy that seeks to narrow the circumstances under which the United States would use such weapons while preserving long-standing assurances of nuclear protection for allies, U.S. officials said. It is a delicate balance that the administration will describe in a policy document, called a nuclear posture […]