Iran is continuing to make critical technological strides in its efforts to perfect an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of delivering nuclear weapons over great distances, in violation of international prohibitions, according to the Director of National Intelligence, who informed Congress this week that the Islamic Republic “would choose ballistic missiles as its preferred method of delivering nuclear weapons.”
Saudi Arabia is still believed to be seeking nuclear weapons technology in a bid to counter the threat posed by Iran’s nuclear program, which continues to operate in an advanced manner despite the landmark nuclear agreement, according to a new report by a proliferation monitoring organization that labeled the Kingdom as a nuclear “newcomer.”
Sanctions on Iran are not enough to stop the country’s illicit ballistic missile program, according to senior State Department officials, who said on Thursday that a new package of sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic would not halt the country’s missile development.
The United States military is relying on zero-hour modernization to maintain its aging nuclear arsenal as an effective deterrent against adversaries, according to two top U.S. generals.
North Korea could soon have the capacity to launch an attack on Hawaii that would devastate America’s Pacific military bases, accelerating the need for the United States to upgrade the state’s missile defense.
The European Union is considering the creation of a nuclear weapons program that would absorb France’s arsenal to protect the 28-member bloc amid concerns that President Donald Trump will withdraw American support from Brussels.
The United States is losing the capability to conduct underground nuclear tests that could be needed in the future to gauge the reliability of the nuclear arsenal.