Hamid Dabashi: People should demand a Nuclear weapons free region that starts with Israel and Pakistan
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Iran launches a new uranium enrichment facility after threatening to shut down a vital oil supply route in the Gulf, sparking warnings of military action from the US.
Patrick Henningsen, associate editor for Info-wars website, talks to RT suggesting that the current situation in Iran is a new wave of power politics.
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Over 2,000 atomic bombs have been detonated worldwide since 1945. This is a brief timeline showing every blast on a world map up until 1998.
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The US “Trinity” atomic test:
1st Soviet test “RDS-1″:
1st British test “Hurricane”:
US tests first hydrogen bomb “Ivy Mike”:
French test 1st nuke “Gerboise Bleue”:
USSR tests largest weapon ever (“Tsar Bomba”):
China tests first Nuclear weapon “596″:
India’s first test “Smiling Buddha”:
Pakistan’s first atomic bomb test:
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The elimination of the B53 by Department of Energy‘s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is consistent with the goal President Obama announced in his April 2009 Prague speech to reduce the number of nuclear weapons. The President said, “We will reduce the role of Nuclear weapons in our national security strategy, and urge others to do the same.” The dismantlement of the last remaining B53 ensures that the system will never again be part of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile.
As a key part of its national security mission, NNSA is actively responsible for safely dismantling weapons that are no longer needed, and disposing of the excess material and components.
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The AQ Khan Nuclear network was first introduced to the public in early 2004, with Abdul Qadeer Khan’s dramatic televised confession to the Pakistani public that he had participated in selling nuclear technology, including bomb-making designs and equipment, to countries including Iran, North Korea, and Libya.
Right from the beginning, the sensational nature of the network and its eventual discovery, a tale of international intrigue and shadowy spy craft, seemed tailor-made for headline-grabbing reports, or sensationalistic BBC docudramas.
By now, much has been reported on the Khan network and its eventual unraveling. As is typical with these events, a popular understanding has emerged around the early reporting on the subject, one that suggests that Dr. Khan was working essentially off the radar and out of sight of the intelligence agencies whose very existence is predicated on identifying such threats long before they develop.
And as is also typical with these events, that popular understanding is completely wrong.
In fact, as we now know, Khan and his network were known, identified, surveilled, funded and even protected by the CIA from its very inception…
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What role do nuclear issues have in NATO? How does the Alliance see the changes in the Nuclear political landscape this year and how will this be reflected in its new Strategic Concept?
This video is part of the NATO Review edition 02/2010 titled: “Nuclear proliferation – about to mushroom? ”
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The opinions expressed in NATO Review do no necessarily reflect those of the Alliance or of its member countries.
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Dec. 17 (Bloomberg) — Bloomberg’s Danielle Ivory discusses the U.S. Air Force’s plans to test technology similar to package tracing systems used by FedEx Corp. and United Parcel Service Inc. to keep track of Nuclear warheads.
Ivory speaks with Scarlet Fu on Bloomberg Television’s “InsideTrack.” (Source: Bloomberg)
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Upshot-Knothole Grable was a nuclear weapons test conducted by the United States as part of Operation Upshot-Knothole. Detonation of the associated Nuclear weapon occurred shortly after its deployment at 8:30am PDT (1530 UTC) on May 25, 1953, in Area 5 of the Nevada Test Site. The codename Grable was chosen because the letter Grable is phonetic for, G, stands for “gun”, since the warhead was a gun-type fission weapon. It was in the form of a shell, or artillery-fired atomic projectile (AFAP), the first of its kind.
Grable was only the second gun-type warhead ever detonated (the first was Little Boy, the weapon used against Hiroshima; all other atomic weapons were and are implosion-type weapons). The shell, designated a Mark 9 nuclear weapon, had a diameter of 280 mm (11.02 in), was 54.4 in. (138 cm) long and weighed 803 lb. (364 kg) The gun it was fired from had a muzzle velocity of 2,060 ft/s. (625 m/s), for a nominal range of 20 miles, and weighed 85 t (77 metric tons).
The detonation of Grable occurred 19 seconds after its firing. It detonated over 11,000 yards (over 6.25 miles, 10 km) away from the gun it was fired from, over a part of NTS known as Frenchman Flat. The explosion was an air burst of 524 ft. (160 m) above the ground (24 ft./7 m above its designated burst altitude), 87 ft. (26 m) west and 136 ft. (41 m) south of its target (slightly uprange). Its yield was estimated at 15 kilotons, around the same level as Little Boy. An anomalous feature of the blast was the formation of a precursor, a second shock front ahead of the incident wave. This precursor was formed when the shock wave reflected off the ground and surpassed the incident wave and Mach stem due to a heated ground air layer and the low burst height. It resulted in a lower overpressure, but higher overall dynamic pressure, which inflicted much more damage on drag sensitive targets such as jeeps and personnel carriers. This led strategists to rethink the importance of low air bursts in tactical nuclear warfare.
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