UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran will exceed limits on low-enriched uranium set by the 2015 nuclear accord unless Britain, France and Germany take timely, practical steps to preserve the agreement that...
Democrat, ex-CIA officer unseats GOP congressman in Virginia
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Democrat and political newcomer who unseated a two-term Republican congressman in a Virginia GOP stronghold spent nearly a decade as a CIA operations officer working on counterterrorism and nuclear proliferation cases.
Abigail Spanberger, 39, also worked as a federal postal inspector, handling narcotics and money-laundering cases.
Trump Criticizes Summit ‘Witch Hunt’ Questions
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said Thursday the White House has yet to pull the trigger on an all-out withdrawal from the controversial nuclear proliferation pact with Iran, telling congressional lawmakers that administration officials are still weighing the benefits and consequences of such a decision.
Congress cuts MOX funding to $335 million, gives $15 million for ‘dilute and dispose’
MOX funding would be trimmed by $5 million, but $15 million has been allocated for an alternative plutonium disposition facility in New Mexico, according to an early draft of the Congressional budget.
The budget appropriates $335 million for MOX. Last year the mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility, which is about 73 percent complete, received $340 million to continue basic levels of progress after last minute revisions to the funding bill in December.
Trump: US must ‘greatly strengthen’ nuclear capability
WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday abruptly called for the United States to "greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability" until the rest of the world "comes to its senses" regarding nuclear weapons.
Defense Secretary Carter visiting state’s national labs this week
During a trip to New Mexico this week, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter is expected to tour the state’s national laboratories and discuss the nuclear weapons programs there — a visit that is applauded by defense contractors but is raising concerns among local anti-nuclear proliferation groups.