NUCLEAR - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/NUCLEAR News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Op-ed: Never say ‘never’ about containing Iran http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57826502-82/iran-war-policy-foreign.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57826502-82/iran-war-policy-foreign.html.csp">Op-ed: Never say ‘never’ about containing Iran</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Rand Paul</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-16T16:38:01.699-06:00">Updated Apr 16, 2014 04:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I am not for containment in Iran. Let me repeat that, since no one seems to be listening closely: I am unequivocally not for containing Iran. I am also not for announcing that the United States should never contain Iran. That was the choice I was given a few months ago and is the scenario being misunderstood by some in the news. To be against a “we will never contain Iran” resolution is not the same as being for containment of a nuclear Iran. Rather, it means that foreign policy is complicated a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57826502@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:38:01 MDT U.S. to remove 50 nuclear missiles from launch silos http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57793792-68/missiles-force-silos-deployed.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57793792-68/missiles-force-silos-deployed.html.csp">U.S. to remove 50 nuclear missiles from launch silos</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ROBERT BURNS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-08T22:01:10.211-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 10:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The U.S. will keep its current force of 450 land-based nuclear missiles but remove 50 from their launch silos as part of a plan to bring the U.S. into compliance with a 2011 U.S.-Russia arms control treaty, the Pentagon said Tuesday. The resulting launch-ready total of 400 Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missiles would be the lowest deployed ICBM total since the early 1960s. The decisions come after a strong push by members of Congress from the states that host missile bases...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577937922014-04-08T22:01:10.211-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-08T22:01:10.211-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57793792@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:01:10 MDT The Washington Post: Missile malaise http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57786231-82/officers-cheating-force-missile.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57786231-82/officers-cheating-force-missile.html.csp">The Washington Post: Missile malaise</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-08T12:39:17.511-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 12:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Before they go on duty with U.S. nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missiles, officers are trained in classrooms and simulators. They are schooled in weapons systems, missile code handling and emergency war orders, among other things. For decades, these missileers have been surrounded by a mystique. They were at the front lines of the Cold War — the officers in the silo who get the codes from a president and turn the keys to launch a nuclear-armed missile. But this mystique has been cloud...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57786231@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:39:17 MDT Investigator gave nuke force positive 2013 review http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57777769-68/force-nuclear-welch-2013.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57777769-68/force-nuclear-welch-2013.html.csp">Investigator gave nuke force positive 2013 review</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ROBERT BURNS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T20:08:19.762-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 08:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • A retired general chosen to explore flaws in U.S. nuclear forces signed off one year ago on a study describing the nuclear Air Force as “thoroughly professional, disciplined” and performing effectively — an assessment service leaders interpreted as an encouraging thumbs-up. The overall judgment conveyed in the April 2013 report by a Pentagon advisory group headed by retired Gen. Larry Welch, a former Air Force chief of staff, appears to contradict the picture that has emerged since...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577777692014-04-05T20:08:19.762-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-05T20:08:19.762-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57777769@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 20:08:19 MDT Iran nuke deal to be drafted in May http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57775805-68/iran-agreement-nuclear-official.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57775805-68/iran-agreement-nuclear-official.html.csp">Iran nuke deal to be drafted in May</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRADLEY KLAPPER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-04T15:34:58.143-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 03:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • World powers and Iran will start drafting a final nuclear agreement next month, a U.S. official said Friday in a surprisingly optimistic assessment that expressed hope that a comprehensive pact could be reached in July. Negotiators were to meet again next week in Vienna. The sides were making progress in talks, said the official, who was not authorized to be quoted by name and briefed reporters on condition of anonymity. The United States and its partners are trying to remove the t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577758052014-04-04T15:34:58.143-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-04T15:34:58.143-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57775805@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:34:58 MDT SKorea fires shells at NKorean waters after drills http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57751391-68/north-south-korea-korean.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57751391-68/north-south-korea-korean.html.csp">SKorea fires shells at NKorean waters after drills</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By HYUNG-JIN KIM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-30T22:38:31.4-06:00">Updated Mar 30, 2014 10:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seoul, South Korea • South Korea on Monday returned fire into North Korean waters after shells from a North Korean live-fire drill fell south of the rivals’ disputed western sea boundary, a South Korean military official said. No shells from either side were fired at any land or military installations, an official with South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said. He provided no other details and spoke on condition of anonymity because of office rules. The exchange of fire followed Pyongyang’s earli...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57751391@www.sltrib.com Sun, 30 Mar 2014 22:38:31 MDT North Korea Promises ‘New Form’ of Nuclear Test http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57750528-68/north-korea-nuclear-test.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57750528-68/north-korea-nuclear-test.html.csp">North Korea Promises ‘New Form’ of Nuclear Test</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHOE SANG-HUN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> c.2014 New York Times News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-30T19:54:03.603-06:00">Updated Mar 30, 2014 07:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seoul, South Korea - North Korea threatened on Sunday to carry out a “new form” of nuclear test, a year after its third nuclear test raised military tensions on the divided Korean Peninsula and prompted the United Nations to tighten sanctions against the North. The North’s Foreign Ministry did not clarify what it meant by a “new form” in its statement, carried by the North’s official Korean Central News Agency. But the U.S. and its allies have long suspected the country of trying to make nuclear...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57750528@www.sltrib.com Sun, 30 Mar 2014 19:54:03 MDT Nuke test cheating scandal linked to flawed leadership http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57745068-68/force-cheating-missile-malmstrom.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57745068-68/force-cheating-missile-malmstrom.html.csp">Nuke test cheating scandal linked to flawed leadership</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ROBERT BURNS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-28T18:31:02.439-06:00">Updated Mar 28, 2014 06:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • A basic contradiction lies at the root of an exam-cheating scandal that decimated the ranks of an Air Force nuclear missile group, investigators say: Commanders were demanding perfection in testing and ethics but also tacitly condoned rule-bending or even willfully ignored cheating. An Air Force investigation concluded that no commanders participated in or knew about the specific forms of cheating in which 91 missile officers were implicated at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. But n...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577450682014-03-28T18:31:02.439-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-28T18:31:02.439-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57745068@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Mar 2014 18:31:02 MDT Shultz and Nunn: The West has leverage over Putin http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57742594-82/russia-states-united-allies.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57742594-82/russia-states-united-allies.html.csp">Shultz and Nunn: The West has leverage over Putin</a></h4>