Biden: Nuclear ‘Armageddon’ risk highest since ’62 crisis

NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden said Thursday that the risk of nuclear “Armageddon” is at the highest level since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, as Russian officials speak of the possibility of using tactical nuclear weapons suffering after massive setbacks in the eight -month invasion of Ukraine. Speaking at a fundraiser for the … Read more

Zelensky calls for ‘preventive action’ to deter Russian nuclear strikes

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday called for the international community to take “preventive action” to deter the potential use of nuclear weapons by Russia in the ongoing war in Ukraine. In an address to the Lowy Institute, a nonpartisan international policy think tank in Australia, Zelensky underscored the importance of “preventive strikes, preventive action” … Read more

Fears in Europe grow over Putin nuke threats 

VIENNA — Nuclear experts are warning that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s threats to deploy a nuclear weapon in Ukraine has put the world at its most dangerous precipice of nuclear confrontation since the Cold War. “The nuclear risk, is it as bad as during the Cold War? The answer is yes,” said Alexander Kmentt, director … Read more

US moves aircraft carrier strike group near Korea after North’s missile launches, South Korea says

Seoul, South Korea CNN — A US Navy aircraft carrier strike group is moving into waters off the Korean Peninsula as tensions flare after a spate of North Korean missile launches over the past two weeks, South Korean security officials said. South Korea’s National Security Council (NSC) held an emergency meeting on Thursday after North … Read more

Is Vladimir Putin really prepared to use nuclear weapons? – podcast | News

Vladimir Putin proclaimed in a speech on Friday that Russia had annexed four regions of Ukraine, gathering his top officials together to listen to him. He set out not just how he would defend the annexed areas with the usual military force, but made alarming references to the precedent set by the US’s use of … Read more

North Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan for first time in 5 years, drawing quick response from U.S., South Korea

Seoul, South Korea — North Korea on Tuesday fired a ballistic missile over Japan for the first time in five years, forcing Japan to issue evacuation notices and suspend trains during the flight of the nuclear-capable weapon that could reach the US territory of Guam, and possibly. The launch was the most provocative weapons demonstration … Read more

Russia’s underwater nuke Poseidon is 150 times stronger than Hiroshima

Defense officials fear Russian President Vladimir Putin may flex his military power by testing a massive nuclear torpedo called Poseidon, a report said. NATO reportedly issued an intelligence report to its members and allies warning that the Kremlin is planning to test the so-called “doomsday” nuclear torpedo drones, a senior UK defense source told the … Read more

US and South Korea test-fire missiles in continued response after North Korea launch

Seoul, South Korea CNN — The United States and South Korea launched four missiles off the east coast of the Korean Peninsula on Wednesday morning local time, according to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff. The test was the allies’ second exercise in under 24 hours, following a provocative test-launch Tuesday morning by neighboring North … Read more

Rare video shows Russia moving equipment belonging to a nuclear weapons unit

A video shared online of a train in Russia carrying equipment belonging to a Russian military unit that handles nuclear weapons should be taken as a message to the West, a military analyst told CBS News. The video shows an armored personnel carrier with a cannon attached, as well as another vehicle belonging to the … Read more

Ex-CIA chief’s top fear in Russia-Ukraine conflict is escalation ‘spiraling out of control’

The greatest worry for former CIA chief General David Petraeus (US Army, Ret.) concerning the war in Ukraine is the potential for unbridled escalation that would result in catastrophic consequences, he told CNBC Tuesday. Asked what his top concern was with regard to the Russia-Ukraine conflict, in which the US is heavily supporting Ukraine to … Read more