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Support for a global pact banning nuclear weapons is growing within NATO, an advocacy group says via The New York Times

By Rick Gladstone As President Biden and his NATO counterparts focus on nuclear-armed Russia at their summit meeting on Monday, they may also face a different sort of challenge: growing support, or at least openness, within their own constituencies for the … Continue reading

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Belgium debates phase-out of US nuclear weapons on its soil via Euractiv

By  Alexandra Brzozowski  It’s one of Belgium’s worst kept secrets. Lawmakers on Thursday (16 January) narrowly rejected a resolution asking for the removal of US nuclear weapons stationed in the country and joining the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear … Continue reading

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America’s new, more ‘usable’, nuclear bomb in Europe via The Guardian

The B61 bomb, 180 of which are stockpiled in Europe, is getting an upgrade which will make it more “usable” in the eyes of some in the American military The $8 billion upgrade to the US B61 nuclear bomb has … Continue reading

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Time for nuclear sharing to end via Open Democracy

You have to keep threatening to use nuclear weapons to make nuclear deterrence work. A view from Germany on the planned deployment of new US nuclear weapons. It was already announced some years ago, but last week Germany woke up to … Continue reading

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US Nuclear Weapons Base In Italy Eyed By Alleged Terrorists via FAS

Two suspected terrorists arrested by the Italian police allegedly were planning an attack against the nuclear weapons base at Ghedi. The base stores 20 US B61 nuclear bombs earmarked for delivery by Italian PA-200 Tornado fighter-bombers in war. Nuclear security … Continue reading

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Austria, backed by 159 nations, calls for ban on nuclear weapons via Reuters

(Reuters) – Austria on Tuesday called for banning nuclear weapons because of their catastrophic humanitarian effects, an initiative it said now has the backing of 159 countries. Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz was speaking at the five-year review conference of … Continue reading

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I Saw Nuclear Armageddon Sitting on My Desk via The Daily Beast

The father of the atomic bomb warned the Red Army could roll over Europe unless the U.S. stockpiled nukes but he was ignored and blackballed. I saw the top-secret danger myself in 1951. With Russia playing a new game of … Continue reading

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