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December 4th, 2013
06:37 PM ET

Potential "dirty bomb" material stolen

In Mexico, a truck containing radioactive Cobalt-60 - a substance used in medical treatment - has been reported stolen, and there are new fears that the material could be used by terrorists to craft a "dirty bomb." CNN's Brian Todd reports.


Filed under: Brian Todd • Mexico • Nuclear
November 19th, 2013
06:55 PM ET

Rice: Iran deal is a good one

As negotiations between Iran and the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council plus Germany continue, the President's National Security Adviser Susan Rice tells Wolf Blitzer that the deal on the table is "a good one." Specifically, she says, it will roll back the Iranian nuclear program in key respects over a six-month period while increasing the transparency surrounding the program so that the Iranians "can't sneak out or break out." And while some question easing sanctions on Tehran, Rice says the "sanctions architecture" will remain in place so that the relief will be "limited, modest, temporary, and reversible" - less than $10 billion in total.


Filed under: Interviews • Iran • Israel • Nuclear • Susan Rice
August 13th, 2013
07:11 PM ET

Air Force wing fails nuclear weapons inspection, again

Another U.S. Air Force unit responsible for nuclear-tipped missiles has failed a key security test, the second unit this year. CNN's Barbara Starr investigates.


Filed under: Air Force • Barbara Starr • Nuclear
April 15th, 2013
10:29 AM ET

How to launch a nuclear weapon

As rumors swirl about North Korea's nuclear capabilities, CNN's Tom Foreman explains what it takes to launch a nuke.

RELATED STORY: On North Korea's big day, Kerry underlines conditions for talks


Filed under: John Kerry • North Korea • Nuclear • Tom Foreman
April 11th, 2013
07:15 PM ET

Are Iran, N. Korea in nuclear cahoots?

There is concern in the international community that Iran and North Korea are cooperating on nuclear development. CNN's Jill Dougherty reports.

RELATED STORY: Kerry visits South Korea amid North Korea's nuclear threats


Filed under: Iran • Jill Dougherty • North Korea • Nuclear
November 29th, 2012
06:49 PM ET

U.S. had plans to nuke the moon

You could easily skip by it in an archive search: a project titled "A Study of Lunar Research Flights." Its nickname is even more low-brow: "Project A-119."

But the reality was much more explosive.

It was a top-secret plan, developed by the U.S. Air Force, to look at the possibility of detonating a nuclear device on the moon.

FULL STORY ON SECURITY CLEARANCE BLOG


Filed under: Brian Todd • Moon • Nuclear • Space
September 11th, 2012
05:21 PM ET

White House rejects Netanyahu meeting

(CNN) - Israeli sources tell CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that the White House rejected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s request to meet with President Obama later this month to discuss Iran’s nuclear program.

On CNN’s “The Situation Room,” Blitzer reports that the Israelis were told a meeting isn’t possible because the President’s schedule won’t permit it, even when the Israelis offered to have the Prime Minister come to Washington from New York, where he will be addressing the United Nations.

The White House is pushing back, saying the President and Prime Minister simply won’t be in New York at the same time, but this is the tip of the iceberg in a much bigger disagreement over Iran’s suspected quest for nuclear weapons.


Filed under: Barack Obama • Benjamin Netanyahu • Iran • Israel • Nuclear • White House • Wolf Blitzer
May 16th, 2012
12:23 PM ET

Uranium found at Kodak facility

CNN's Brian Todd reports on nuclear material found at a Kodak facility in Rochester, New York.


Filed under: Brian Todd • Nuclear
November 15th, 2011
08:10 AM ET

Iran mystery scientist

Brian Todd reports on a mysterious Russian scientist who is believed to have helped Iran advance its nuclear program.

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Filed under: Brian Todd • Iran • Nuclear
November 9th, 2011
06:45 PM ET

Iranian-Israeli military battle eminent?

Reports indicate Iran is developing nuclear weapons and Israel says it won't sit back and wait. Barbara Starr reports.

RELATED: Iran's nuclear program alarms world powers


Filed under: Barbara Starr • Iraq • Israel • Nuclear
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