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North Korea nuclear: State claims first hydrogen bomb test via BBC

North Korea says it has successfully carried out its first underground test of a hydrogen bomb – a more powerful weapon than an atomic bomb. If true it would be its fourth nuclear test since 2006 and mark a huge … Continue reading

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The Real Nuclear Dangers Aren’t Iran or North Korea, They’re the US and Russia via Al Jazeera America

very man, woman and child lives under a nuclear sword of Damocles, hanging by the slenderest of threads, capable of being cut at any moment by accident or miscalculation or by madness.” — President John F. Kennedy Seventy years after … Continue reading

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Earth’s nuclear arsenal revealed: Interactive infographic lets you track growth of the world’s WMDs over 70 years via Daily Mail

There are currently more than 16,300 nuclear weapons in the world – enough to kill everyone on the planet 100 times over. Now an interactive infographic has been created that tracks the number and history of nuclear weapons in the … Continue reading

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North Korea hints at nuclear test moratorium via The Japan Times

SEOUL – North Korea has told the United States that it’s willing to impose a temporary moratorium on nuclear tests if Washington scraps planned military drills with South Korea this year, the North’s official news agency said Saturday. The reported … Continue reading

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North Korea’s Yongbyon Nuclear Facility: Reactor Shutdown Continues; Activity at Reprocessing Facility via 38 North

[…] There has been uncertainty about the reasons for the 5 MWe Reactor’s shutdown, with speculation focusing on routine maintenance, more serious problems possibly with the cooling systems, a partial unloading of fuel rods (possibly defective) or the removal of … Continue reading

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As U.S. nuclear arsenal ages, other nations have modernized via Los Angeles Times

[…] The debate over how to modernize America’s aging nuclear forces has taken on increasing urgency with the emergence of a newly assertive Russia and a new generation of nuclear powers with increasing technological sophistication. North Korea, Pakistan and India … Continue reading

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Pope calls for calm as South Korea conducts nuclear attack drill via SBS

South Korea and the United States have launched their annual military drill, despite condemnation by North Korea which has threatened a “merciless” retaliatory strike. The beginning of the “Ulchi Freedom Guardian” exercise, which will last until August 29, came as … Continue reading

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U.S. think tank says North Korea is having radiation issues at primary nuclear site via The Raw Story

The United States and its allies warned North Korea against provocations as researchers reported potential radiation risks due to problems at the regime’s main nuclear complex. The United States, South Korea and Japan, meeting in Washington after a new period … Continue reading

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How to destroy the Future by Noam Chomsky via The Guardian

From the Cuban missile crisis to a fossil fuels frenzy, the US is intent on winning the race to disaster […] The other issue is nuclear war. It’s been known for a long time that if there were to be … Continue reading

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“Why North Korea Needs Nuclear Weapons” 翻訳『なぜ北朝鮮は核兵器を必要とするのか』(文:スティーブン・ゴーワンズ、翻訳:マサキチトセ)

3度目となる北朝鮮の今回の核実験は、歓迎されるべきか、嘆かれるべきか、あるいは非難されるべきだろうか。それは、あなたの視点次第だ。他国の支配や介入を受けることのない内政を可能とするべきだと信じるのであれば、そして、その権利を、米国と米国に追従するソウルの政府が南の朝鮮人から奪っており、北の朝鮮人のそれも奪おうと企んでいると信じ、更に、米軍の征服を阻止するために核兵器を建造することが北の朝鮮人が自国の統治権を維持する最も有効な方法だと信じるのであれば、今回の核実験は歓迎されるべきものであろう。 つづきは「翻訳『なぜ北朝鮮は核兵器を必要とするのか』(文:スティーブン・ゴーワンズ、翻訳:マサキチトセ)」から Is North Korea’s recent nuclear test, its third, to be welcomed, lamented or condemned? It depends on your perspective. If you believe that a people should be able to organize their affairs free from foreign domination and interference; … Continue reading

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