China’s military conducted the first flight test of a new long-range intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that U.S. officials say will be Beijing’s first strategic missile armed with multiple warheads.
The Energy Department carried out an underground explosion in the Nevada desert yesterday that was designed to simulate a small nuclear test, the Energy Department’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) said Tuesday.
Recent incursions into U.S. air defense zones by Russian nuclear bombers earlier this month were part of exercises that violated provisions of the 2010 New START treaty, according to U.S. officials.
A bipartisan group of Senators is urging Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to provide more than $300 million in promised funding needed for modernizing the aging U.S. nuclear weapons complex.
The Treasury Department on Thursday issued new sanctions against Iran for its missile and nuclear activities by targeting front companies and banks involved in illicit trade.
Russia’s top general who recently threatened preemptive attacks on U.S. missile defenses is set to meet at the Pentagon Thursday with Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Iran’s military is continuing to improve its missile capabilities by increasing their range and developing nuclear weapons related expertise, according to a Pentagon report to Congress.
As negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program closed in a stalemate last Wednesday, the Persian regime began flexing its military might and threatening Israel, leading former U.S. officials and observers on Capitol Hill to warn that Iran does not deem the Obama administration’s threat of a military strike as credible.
China’s nuclear warhead stockpile is more than twice as large as U.S. intelligence estimates and could include as many as 3,000 warheads, according to a retired Russian general and former strategic forces commander.
The Obama administration may have granted China an exemption from a tough new round of Iran sanctions based on a fundamental misreading of the country’s motivations, Congressional insiders warn.