Nuclear Weapons

First-of-its-kind US nuclear waste dump marks 20 years

Mar 23, 2019

In a remote stretch of New Mexico desert, the U.S. government set in motion an experiment that, if successful, would prove to the world that radioactive waste could be safely disposed of deep underground

Trump says he's bucking Treasury, reversing NKorea sanctions

Mar 23, 2019

Trump says he's reversing his administration's decision to slap new sanctions on North Korea

US hits Iran with new sanctions while Pompeo visits Lebanon

Mar 22, 2019

The Trump administration is hitting Iran with new sanctions while Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is denouncing Iran's growing influence on a visit to Lebanon.

New US military budget focused on China despite border talk

Mar 16, 2019

To a remarkable degree, the Pentagon's new budget proposal is shaped by national security threats that acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has summarized in three words: "China, China, China."

US expects NKorea to live up to moratorium on nuclear tests

Mar 15, 2019

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the U.S. expects North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to live up to his promise to President Donald Trump to continue his moratorium on missile launches and nuclear tests

NKorean official: Kim rethinking US talks, launch moratorium

Mar 15, 2019

Senior North Korean official says US threw away opportunity at summit between Trump and Kim, who may soon decide whether to maintain moratorium on missile launches and nuclear tests

US plans tests this year of long-banned types of missiles

Mar 13, 2019

U.S. defense officials say they are planning tests this year of two types of missiles banned by treaty for more than 30 years

Moon's office angrily reacts to Pyongyang 'spokesman' claim

Mar 12, 2019

The office of South Korean President Moon Jae-in has responded sharply to comments by a conservative lawmaker who accused him of acting as the "top spokesman" of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

US envoy: NKorea denuclearization must not be incremental

Mar 11, 2019

The State Department's special envoy for North Korea says the Trump administration is sticking with its position that ridding North Korea of its nuclear weapons will not be done incrementally

Analysts: Normal operations restored at NKorean launch site

Mar 8, 2019

U.S. analysts say North Korea appears to have restored normal operations at a long-range rocket launch site it partially dismantled last year as part of disarmament steps