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  • August 6, 2009
    Japan Opposition Backs Obama's Nuclear-Free Plan

    Japan's main opposition Democratic Party, which has a good shot at winning power in a general election this month, said Thursday it backed U.S. President Barack Obama's call to rid the world of nuclear arms.

    Source: New York Times
  • August 4, 2009
    Obama to chair UN council meeting on nuclear arms

    U.S. President Barack Obama will chair a special meeting of the U.N. Security Council next month on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament, U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice said on Tuesday.

    Source: Reuters
  • July 31, 2009
    Pentagon, Eyeing Iran, Wants to Rush 30,000-Pound Bomb Program

    The U.S. Defense Department wants to accelerate by three years the deployment of a 30,000-pound bunker-buster bomb, a request that reflects growing unease over nuclear threats from Iran and North Korea.

    Source: Bloomberg
  • July 30, 2009
    Archbishop O'Brien: 'Nuke abolition a moral imperative'

    With a message aimed at the heart of the U.S. nuclear command, Archbishop Edwin O’Brien of Baltimore July 29 called for a world free of the threat of such weapons.

    Source: National Catholic Reporter
  • July 28, 2009
    Global Cooling the Likely Result of Nuclear War

    Steven Starr, a Senior Scientist with Physicians for Social Responsibility based at the University of Missouri, will be speaking this Friday 31 July at the University of Sydney about the dangers presented by the world's 23,000 warheads.

    Source: AZoCleantech.com
  • July 8, 2009
    Navy Seeks 2nd Explosives Handling Wharf at Bangor Naval Base

    Seemingly at odds with President Obama's commitment to working towards a nuclear weapons free world, the Navy is pursuing a second wharf at Bangor to load and unload submarines.

  • July 8, 2009
    Nuclear Disarmament: A Commentary

    PSR member and advocate Dr. Barbara Warren on KUAT, Tucson’s PBS station with a commentary on the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and nuclear disarmament.

    Source: PBS
  • June 30, 2009
    It's in US interest to sign nuclear test ban treaty

    An op-ed coauthored by Dr. Barbara Warren of Arizona PSR.

    Source: Arizona Daily Star
  • June 18, 2009
    G8 to call for early enactment of CTBT

    G8 countries have agreed in principle to incorporate a phrase calling for efforts toward the early enactment of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) in a joint statement at a G8 summit in July in Italy, senior government officials said.

    Source: The Mainichi Daily News
  • June 16, 2009
    U.N. Chief Urges Nations to Bring CTBT into Force

    U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon yesterday urged the international community to "seize the current moment" by bringing the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty into force.

    Source: Global Security Newswire
  • June 13, 2009
    UN Security Council members reach consensus on DPRK nuclear test

    The UN Security Council on Friday unanimously adopted a resolution condemning "in the strongest terms" a recent nuclear test conducted by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and imposing new sanctions.

    Source: China View
  • May 19, 2009
    U.S.-Russian Team Deems Missile Shield in Europe Ineffective

    A planned U.S. missile shield to protect Europe from a possible Iranian attack would be ineffective against the kinds of missiles Iran is likely to deploy, according to a joint analysis by top U.S. and Russian scientists.

    Source: Washington Post
  • May 19, 2009
    Obama, With Help, Makes Anti-Nuclear Push

    President Obama told a huge crowd in Prague last month that he is committed to “a world without nuclear weapons.’’ On Tuesday, he is expected to deliver that message from the Oval Office, with a little help from four elder statesmen of the nuclear non-proliferation movement – including two former Republican secretaries of state.

    Source: New York Times
  • May 19, 2009
    Obama Treaty Push Hinges on Global Nuclear 'Listening' Net

    In high-rise offices along the Danube, scientists riveted to computer screens "listen" to sounds no one can hear, "feel" every rumble in the Earth, "sniff" global skies for exotic gases — on alert for signs of a newborn atomic bomb.

    Source: Associated Press
  • May 8, 2009
    Obama Proposes Cuts at LANL

    The Obama administration Thursday proposed a $140 million budget cut for Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2010, a 7 percent reduction in the nuclear weapons laboratory's budget. Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico's other major National Nuclear Security Administration, escaped the budget knife, seeing a cut in nuclear spending but offsetting increases in energy research as the new administration shifts priorities.

    Source: Albuquerque Journal (Subscription Required)
  • May 8, 2009
    Obama Administration Is Bringing Nuclear Arms Control Back

    In an Obama administration characterized by youth, they are a Cold War throwback, the aging arms-control experts who haggled with Soviet officials over nuclear weapons and testing. Suddenly, arms control is back.

    Source: The Washington Post
  • May 6, 2009
    Strategic Posture Review Commission Report Lacks Vision for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons

    In 2008 the Congress established a bipartisan commission to review the strategic posture of the United States. The commission's findings released today lack the vision necessary to begin immediate and sharp reductions in nuclear weapons by all states that possess them.

  • May 3, 2009
    Inspectors find safety problems at nuclear weapons complex

    Contractors at one of the nation's major nuclear weapons complexes repeatedly used substandard construction materials and components that could've caused a major radioactive spill, a recently completed internal government probe has found.

    Source: McClatchy Newspapers
  • April 30, 2009
    Ending the Nuclear-Weapons Threat

    After World War II -- although it became an economic power -- Japan, as the country that experienced nuclear devastation firsthand, has been steadfast in its commitment to stopping the spread of nuclear weapons.

    Source: Wall Street Journal
  • April 29, 2009
    Countdown to Zero (Queen Noor of Jordan)

    Earlier this month in London, Presidents Obama and Medvedev issued an historic joint statement announcing that they had committed their two countries to achieving a nuclear free world.

    Source: The Hill
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