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Report: Iran Limited To 6,000 Centrifuges In Draft Deal

If adopted, the deal would force Iran to get rid of 40% of the hardware it has for making nuclear weapons; Western sanctions against the country would be immediately lifted.

03/19/2015

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Democrats Deplore Republican Letter To Tehran On Nuke Talks

Senate Democrats said Tuesday that the GOP letter about nuclear talks with Iran undercuts the U.S. at the negotiating table and threatens to torpedo bipartisanship on Capitol Hill when it comes to the delicate issue of preventing a nuclear-armed Iran.

03/10/2015

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Ex-CIA Officer Convicted Of Leaking Secrets To Reporter

Jurors convicted 47-year-old Jeffrey Sterling of giving a New York Times reporter classified details of an operation to sabotage Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

01/26/2015

The actions are the latest sign of trouble in how the nation's nuclear weapons are handled. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Lee A Osberry Jr./USAF/Getty Images)

Two Nuclear Commanders Fired, Another Disciplined

The actions are the latest sign of trouble in how the nation’s nuclear weapons are handled.

11/03/2014

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

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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

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