nuclear security

President Barack Obama poses during the family photo at the Nuclear Security Summit, Tuesday, March, 25, 2014, in The Hague, The Netherlands.  (AP Photo/Doug Mills, Pool)

35 countries pledge to boost nuclear security

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Thirty-five countries pledged Tuesday to turn international guidelines on nuclear security into national laws, a move aimed at preventing terrorists from getting their hands on nuclear material. Tuesday’s initiative following […]


Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, right, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

When do nuclear missteps put security in jeopardy?

WASHINGTON (AP) – At what point do breakdowns in discipline put the country’s nuclear security in jeopardy? And when does a string of embarrassing episodes in arguably the military’s most sensitive mission become a pattern […]



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