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The Navy cheating scandal involves the instructors who train sailors to operate nuclear powered submarines and aircraft carriers. (Getty Images)

Exam Cheating Scandal Hits Navy Nuclear Force

The Navy is investigating cheating allegations against about one-fifth of its trainers at a school for naval nuclear power reactor operators.

02/05/2014

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is scheduled to hold a meeting with top nuclear weapons officials. (Getty Images)

Expansion Of Cheating Probe Adds To Nuke Burden

Dozens more Air Force officers have been implicated in a cheating scandal on nuclear missile proficiency tests.

01/29/2014

The number of countries possessing the makings of a nuclear bomb has dropped by almost one-quarter over the past two years, but there remain "dangerous weak links" in nuclear materials security that could be exploited by terrorist groups with potentially catastrophic results, according to a study released Wednesday.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Study: ‘Dangerous Weak Links’ In Security Of World’s Nuclear Materials

The number of countries possessing the makings of a nuclear bomb has dropped by almost one-quarter over the past two years, but there remain “dangerous weak links” in nuclear materials security that could be exploited by terrorist groups with potentially catastrophic results, according to a study released Wednesday.

01/08/2014

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shakes hands with Secretary of State John Kerry during a meeting on Nov. 6, 2013 in Jerusalem. (credit:  JASON REED/AFP/Getty Images)

Netanyahu: Nuclear Deal With Iran ‘Would Be A Mistake Of Historic Proportions’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warns a possible international nuclear deal with Iran would have grave consequences.

11/07/2013

Member of the airforce (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

General in Charge of Nuclear Missiles is Fired

The Air Force fired the general in charge of its nuclear missiles on Friday, just two days after a Navy admiral with top nuclear weapons responsibilities was sacked. Both men are caught up in investigations of alleged personal misconduct, adding to a cascade of turmoil inside the nation’s nuclear weapons force.

10/11/2013

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu uses a diagram of a bomb to describe Iran's nuclear program while delivering his address to the 67th United Nations General Assembly meeting on Sept. 27, 2012 at the United Nations in New York. (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Netanyahu Warns Nuclear Weapons Could Fall Into Wrong Hands

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that nuclear weapons could fall into the wrong hands of a “murderous” regime if the international community lifts sanctions on Iran without ensuring the guaranteed end to uranium enrichment.

10/10/2013

The Obama administration is playing down an increasingly warm relationship between its main global rivals, China and Russia, that it may have inadvertently encouraged.  (credit: ALEXEI NIKOLSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

Expert: ‘Biggest Nuclear Threat To The American People Might Well Be’ Russia

Do Americans continue to fear the threat of nuclear attack from other nations, including Russia, or have such menaces taken a backseat to concerns regarding the weapons and methodologies of modern warfare?

10/04/2013

President Barack Obama. (credit: Dennis Brack-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama: ‘Iran Will Never Develop Nuclear Weapons’

Before speaking to members of the press regarding a potential government shutdown due to Senate infighting about the national budget, President Barack Obama began by discussing a phone conversation that he had with new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

09/27/2013

Two American experts have gathered evidence that suggests North Korea scientists have developed the ability to produce their own sophisticated components for nuclear weapons.  (KIM JAE-HWAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: North Korea Learning To Create Own Crucial Nuclear Parts

Two American experts have gathered evidence that suggests North Korea scientists have developed the ability to produce their own sophisticated components for nuclear weapons.

09/24/2013

President Barack Obama speaks at the 68th United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 24, 2013 in New York City. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Obama: US Prepared To Use Military Force To Secure Core Interests In Middle East

President Barack Obama believes a nuclear weapons agreement could be reached with Iran.

09/24/2013

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