nuclear arms

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un cheers with scientists and technicians after the test-launch of the intercontinental ballistic missile

Here’s what it’d look like to have a nuclear North Korea capable of bombing the US


After years of the US trying to deter the Kim regime from its nuclear weapons program, now North Korea reportedly has up to 60 nukes — it probably won’t abandon its plans anytime soon.

Tourists enjoy the beach in Tumon, Guam

Guam residents are more afraid of typhoons than they are of Kim Jong-un

US F-22 stealth fighter jets fly over Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Feb. 17, 2016.

The US has a massive military presence in the Asia-Pacific. Here’s what you need to know about it.

A test launch of a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, August 2nd 2017

The only effective arms against North Korea’s missile bunkers are nuclear weapons, says a top war planner

Clifton Truman Daniel with his grandpa, former President Harry S. Truman, c.1963

Harry S. Truman’s grandson speaks out against nuclear weapons

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A test-fire of North Korea's Pukguksong-2 guided missile in an undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang, Feb. 13, 2017.

President Trump, do you have a red line when it comes to North Korea?


Surveillance footage suggests North Korea could be preparing to test a nuclear weapon in the coming weeks. It would be a significant foreign policy test for President Donald Trump.

Rex Tillerson

When it comes to North Korea, the era of ‘strategic patience’ is over


On Friday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called for an end to Barack Obama’s “strategic patience” policy.

A military aide carrying a briefcase containing nuclear codes follows President Barack Obama on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, before his departure to Miami, Oct. 20, 2016.

Trump has the nuclear codes. Here’s why that might not change much.


Despite all the change anticipated in Washington, we should expect continuity when it comes to nuclear weapons policy, says Ambassador Adam Scheinman, who has served as the State Department’s special representative to the president for nuclear nonproliferation since 2014.

Airmen Second Class Joe Andrew and Airmen Second Classes Richard Brooks man the launch control console for a Matador Missile at Osan AB Korea in 1961.

America’s missileers stand ready to launch nuclear weapons — and pray they won’t have to


If nuclear war ever breaks out, these men and women will be on the front lines.

Nuclear power plant unit in Bushehr, Iran

The deal freezing Iran’s nuclear program starts in a week

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In November, Iran and the West reached a temporary agreement to limit Iran’s nuclear program. That deal will start in a week and last six months, while negotiators hammer out a long-term agreement.