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The return of the nuclear threat

When Russian President Vladimir Putin put Russia's nuclear force on "a special regime of alert" at the start of the Ukraine war, Europe was stunned. In early March, Putin moved on to the...

China calls missile launch 'routine test' of new technology

BEIJING (AP) — China said Monday its launch of a new spacecraft was merely a test to see whether the vehicle could be reused. The launch involved a spacecraft rather than a missile and was of...

U.S. concern over China nukes buildup after new silos report

The Pentagon and Republican congressmen on Tuesday aired fresh concerns about China's build-up of its nuclear forces after a new report saying Beijing was building 110 more missile silos. An Am...

US calls build-up of China's nuclear arsenal 'concerning'

WASHINGTON, July 1 (Reuters) - The United States said on Thursday China's rapid build-up of its nuclear forces was concerning and called on Beijing to engage with it "on practical measures to...

China's latest warships pose regional and US threat: Taiwan analyst

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three new Chinese navy warships demonstrate the communist country's intention to become a major maritime power and challenge the United States, according to a senior a...

China said to speed up move to more survivable nuclear force

WASHINGTON (AP) — China appears to be moving faster toward a capability to launch its newer nuclear missiles from underground silos, possibly to improve its ability to respond promptly to a nuclear at...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, April 6, the 97th day of 2020. There are 269 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 6, 18...

Democrats rebuff GOP push for low-yield nuclear weapons

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats rebuffed attempts by Republicans Wednesday to authorize funding for so-called low-yield nuclear weapons that the Trump administration says are key to deterring Russia...

Security troops on US nuclear missile base took LSD

WASHINGTON (AP) — One airman said he felt paranoia. Another marveled at the vibrant colors. A third admitted, "I absolutely just loved altering my mind." Meet service members entrust...

Security troops on US nuclear missile base took LSD

WASHINGTON (AP) — One airman said he felt paranoia. Another marveled at the vibrant colors. A third admitted, "I absolutely just loved altering my mind." Meet service members entrust...

The Latest: Mattis defends new US nuke strategy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's nuclear strategy (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the administration's new...

Little place for arms control in Trump's nuclear strategy

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's a place for arms control in the Trump administration's new nuclear strategy. It's a very small place. "Progress in arms control is not an end in and of itse...

China criticizes US for nuclear adversary claims

BEIJING (AP) — China on Sunday criticized a U.S. government report that cast Beijing as a potential nuclear adversary and called on Washington to reduce its own much larger arsenal and join in p...

Trump's nuclear strategy seeks new weapons to counter Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Russia in mind, the Trump administration is aiming to develop new nuclear firepower that it says will make it easier to deter threats to European allies. The plan, not ...

Trump's nuclear strategy seeks new weapons to counter Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Russia in mind, the Trump administration is aiming to develop new nuclear firepower that it says will make it easier to deter threats to European allies. The p...