Tag: nuclear war

FILE - In this file photo taken on Saturday, May 9, 2015, Iskander missile launchers are driven during the Victory Parade marking the 70th anniversary of the defeat of the Nazis in World War II, in Red Square in Moscow. The Russian military said Thursday Oct. 20, 2016 it conducted drills involving Iskander missiles near the nation's western border, amid tensions in relations with the West. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, file)

Russia TV Promoting Nuclear War Drills as U.S. Deploys Troops to Norway

While Russia enhances Cold War-era Soviet Union survival measures, nearly 330 American Marines prepare to deploy to Norway in January, boosting the U.S. military footprint in Europe, reportedly marking the first time a foreign military has been posted in the European country since World War II amid heightened tensions between Washington and Moscow.

A Russian radar station is seen in Lourdes, about 12 miles south of Havana, Cuba Wednesday Oct. 17, 2001. Gen. Anatoly Kvashnin, head of the armed forces' General Staff said Wednesday in Moscow that Russia would dismantle its radar stations in Lourdes as part of cutting back military installations abroad. The stations were built in 1964 after the 1962 Cuban missile crisis(AP Photo/Cristobal Herrera)

Russia Considers Permanent Military Base in Cuba

Russia flexed its muscles on the world stage this week by announcing increased cooperation with Iran on Syria, dispatching a new warship to the Mediterranean coast, and floating the idea of an “indefinite” military presence in Syria.

From left, Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Britain's Foreign Minister Philip Hammond carry wreath to offer at the cenotaph at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan Monday, April 11, 2016. (Kyodo News via AP) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

Hiroshima and the Nuclear ‘Apology’

Secretary of State John Kerry described his visit to Hiroshima on Monday as “gut-wrenching.” After laying a wreath at the Atomic Bomb Museum, he called it “a stark, harsh, compelling reminder not only of our obligation to end the threat of nuclear weapons, but to re-dedicate all our effort to avoid war itself.”

Doomsday Clock 2016 (Alex Brandon / Associated Press)

‘Doomsday Clock’ Stays at 3 Min. to Midnight

On Tuesday, scientists in charge of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ “Doomsday Clock” will reveal whether the minute hand on the has moved closer to midnight, signifying the degree and likelihood of a global catastrophe.