Nuclear Weapons News
The Ozark's local news source on Nuclear Weapons
Hey guys, so this website was created inform the public about Nuclear Weapons and how they are effecting our daily lives. I will be finding resources and links throughout my research in this subject and you will be able to find most of the sources I will use there. Thanks again for visiting the site and stay informed!
Earlier today, a Republican Arizona congressman supported Trump's $21 billion Border Wall with Mexico by stating that he fears terrorists will smuggle a nuclear weapons into the U.S. using bales of Marijuana. The congressman, Trent Franks, has attempted to back up this theory but the fact stands that this sounds outlandish to more than people of the opposite party. Even though it sounds crazy, this idea has come from a nuclear scientist and another congressman (this time a Democrat) in the past as well. In the end, this comment was seen as almost a joke by the congressman that has been blown out of proportions, making this just another media stunt.
Recently on Defense News, there was an article about the look towards modernizing the U.S. nuclear arsenal in the next ten years. Some of these upgrades include: the replacement of the Navy's Ohio-class nuclear submarine; the B-21, an Air Force bomber capable of both conventional and nuclear strike; the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent, a replacement for the ICBM (Intercontinental Ballistic Missile) Minuteman III; and the Long Range Standoff weapon, a nuclear cruise missile. The Congressional Budget Office placed these upgrades onto the defense budget for the next ten years. These upgrades are costly though, taking up roughly 6% of the defense budget because these weapons are just beginning to leave the testing phase and will begin their production phase. All in all, there seems to be many new things to look forward to seeing in the coming years for the United States' nuclear arsenal.
Yesterday, February 14th, Russia was seen launching a missile from their capitol. This is alarming because it not only adds to the already complicated relationship between the United States and Russia, but it also violates the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. A Russian spokes person stated that they had not violated the treaty, although this cannot necessarily be proven at this time. A NATO official also proclaimed that a violation of this treaty would cause a serious concern for the organization.