Iran won’t stop uranium enrichment program
Associated Press — August 29, 2011
Iran won’t stop uranium enrichment activities the U.N. has demanded it halt, the country’s nuclear chief said Monday. ran says it needs stockpiles for a medical research reactor, and that the level of enrichment — up to 20 percent — is far below the more than 90 percent needed to build a nuclear weapon.
Iran: Ready for Conditional Cooperation with IAEA
Voice of America News — August 29, 2011
Iran says it will not stop enriching uranium but is ready for cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency, provided the U.N. nuclear watchdog limits its demands.
Tehran says no to nuclear swap
Los Angeles Times — August 29, 2011
Iran says it’s no longer interested in talking with the West about swapping nuclear fuel rather than making its own.
US: North Korea Nuclear Concessions Welcome, But Insufficient
David Gollust, Voice of America News — August 24, 2011
The United States has called reported North Korean nuclear concessions welcome but insufficient. North Korean leader Kim Jong Il told Russian officials that Pyongyang would freeze tests and production of nuclear weapons and missiles in the context of renewed six-party negotiations.
Seoul Names New Minister on North Korea Affairs
Evan Ramstad, Wall Street Journal — August 30, 2011
South Korean President Lee Myung-bak on Tuesday appointed his former chief of staff to lead the government ministry dealing with North Korea and moved the current minister to a post in the presidential office, a signal that his North Korea policy is unlikely to change.
Libya rebel leader give ultimatum to Gaddafi fighters
BBC News — August 30, 2011
Libya’s interim leaders have given pro-Gaddafi forces until Saturday to surrender or face military force.
Let’s seize the opportunity to take control of defense spending
Brig. Gen. John Adams(Ret), The Hill — August 26, 2011
For far too long the quality of our national security has been judged by the quantity of Pentagon spending and by the size of our armed forces.
Decision delayed on nuclear weapons ballot measure in KC
Mike Hendricks, The Kansas City Star — August 29, 2011
It could be late September before we know whether a measure challenging a new weapons plant in Kansas City gets on the November ballot.
GPS Data Could Help Track Nuclear Tests from Rogue Nations
Dan Nosowitz, Popular Science — August 29, 2011
he Bulletin of Atomic Scientists may have found a new way to track secret nuclear tests from those rogue nations (cough cough North Korea cough cough) who are trying to keep those tests under wraps. Surprisingly enough, that new solution may be possible with analysis of regular old GPS data, along with some clever mathematics.