Nuclear Warfare – Bombing the Syrian Reactor: The Untold Story

Commentary – As the civil war in Syria enters its third year, there is much discussion of the regime’s chemical weapons and whether Syria’s Bashar al-Assad will unleash them against Syrian rebels, or whether a power vacuum after Assad’s fall might make those horrific tools available to the highest bidder. The conversation centers on Syria’s chemical weaponry, not on something vastly more serious: its nuclear weaponry. It well might have. This is the inside story of why it does not.

Nuclear Warfare – Inside the Apocalyptic Soviet Doomsday Machine

WiredInside the Apocalyptic Soviet Doomsday Machine

It’s supposed to be the stuff of science fiction: A device that triggers a nuclear holocaust in the event of a U.S. strike against Russia. But the “Dr. Strangelove”-esque technology isn’t just fantasy. The Cold War-era Soviet “doomsday machine” was — and might still be — very much a reality.

Nuclear Warfare – U.S. Secretly Aids Pakistan in Guarding Nuclear Arms

New York Times – Over the past six years, the Bush administration has spent almost $100 million on a highly classified program to help Gen. Pervez Musharraf, Pakistanís president, secure his countryís nuclear weapons???But with the future of that countryís leadership in doubt, debate is intensifying about whether Washington has done enough to help protect the warheads and laboratories, and whether Pakistanís reluctance to reveal critical details about its arsenal has undercut the effectiveness of the continuing security effort.