Trump Response To North Korea Sparks Fear Of Escalation

“We are literally at the point were we have to hope that a guy who is obviously crazy, Kim Jong-un, is less crazy than the U.S. President.”

This image made from video of a news bulletin aired by North Korea's KRT on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, shows what was said to be the launch of a Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile, ICBM, in North Korea's northwest. (KRT/AP Video)

Following North Korea's announcement on Tuesday that it had for the first time successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)—one it claimed could "target any part of the world"—President Donald Trump continued his bizarre use of social media as a weapon by launching a series of tweets described by commentators as "insane,"

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Air Force Seeks Proposals For Over $60 Billion In New Nukes

Some studies suggest that all told, the new nukes will cost in excess of $1 trillion and take 30 years to complete.

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The US Air Force has issued a press release today seeking proposals from military contractors to provide the next generation of nuclear weapons, including both ICBMs and air-launched nuclear cruise missiles, a pair of contracts that will cost well in excess of $60 billion. Indeed, the Air Force estimate was that the new ICBMs alone would cost

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Investigator’s Positive Nuke Force Review Contradicts Previous Reports

The overall judgment conveyed in the April 2013 report by a Pentagon advisory group appears to contradict the picture that has emerged since then of a nuclear missile corps suffering from breakdowns in discipline, morale, training and leadership.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A retired general chosen to explore flaws in U.S. nuclear forces signed off one year ago on a study describing the nuclear Air Force as "thoroughly professional, disciplined" and performing effectively — an assessment service leaders interpreted as an encouraging thumbs-up. The overall judgment conveyed in the April 2013 report

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Nuke Reform Drive Features Ideas Tried 5 Years Ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five years ago the Air Force considered a series of proposals to boost morale and fix performance and security lapses in its nuclear missile corps, according to internal emails and documents obtained by The Associated Press. But many fell short or died on the vine, and now, with the force again in […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five years ago the Air Force considered a series of proposals to boost morale and fix performance and security lapses in its nuclear missile corps, according to internal emails and documents obtained by The Associated Press. But many fell short or died on the vine, and now, with the force again in crisis, it's retracing those

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More Implicated In Nuke Cheat Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The cheating scandal inside the Air Force’s nuclear missile corps is expanding, with the number of service members implicated by investigators now roughly double the 34 reported just a week ago, officials said Tuesday. It wasn’t immediately clear whether the additional 30-plus airmen suspected of being involved in cheating on proficiency tests […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — The cheating scandal inside the Air Force's nuclear missile corps is expanding, with the number of service members implicated by investigators now roughly double the 34 reported just a week ago, officials said Tuesday. It wasn't immediately clear whether the additional 30-plus airmen suspected of being involved in cheating on

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Scandals Beckon A Call To Re-examine US Nuclear Triad

34 intercontinental ballistic missile launch officers have been implicated in cheating on the ICBM officer proficiency test.

This image provided by the U.S. Air Force shows Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh, right, and Tech. Sgt. Justin Richie, a 341st Maintenance Operations Squadron team trainer, riding in a work cage on Nov. 20, 2012, inside the T-9 maintenance trainer at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. (AP/U.S. Air Force, Beau Wade)

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James announced on Jan. 15 that 34 intercontinental ballistic missile launch officers have been implicated in cheating on the ICBM launch officer proficiency test. The officers -- ranking from second lieutenants to captains -- participated in a cheating regime that occurred at the Malmstrom Air Force base in

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