Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has concluded that problems in the nation’s nuclear forces are rooted in a lack of investment, inattention by high-level leaders and sagging morale, and is ordering top-to-bottom changes, vowing to invest billions of dollars to fix the management of the world’s most deadly weapons, two senior defense officials told The Associated Press on Thursday.
Armed security forces at a nuclear missile base failed a drill last summer that simulated the hostile takeover of a missile launch sil.
Two Virginia nuclear power plants experienced dozens of safety violations between 2000 and 2012, but many of those posed very low risks.
The United States and Japan opened the door Sunday to new nuclear talks with North Korea if the saber-rattling country lowered tensions and honored past agreements, even as it rejected South Korea’s latest offer of dialogue as a “crafty trick.”
A new North Korean propaganda video shows images of an imaginary missile attack on U.S. government buildings in Washington, including the White House and the Capitol building.
North Korea’s young leader urged front-line troops to be on “maximum alert” for a potential war as a state-run newspaper said Pyongyang had carried out a threat to cancel the 1953 armistice that ended the Korean War.