Nuclear Weapons

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Panetta Sparks Debate on North Korea

The specter of nuclear mushroom clouds rising over northeast Asia has long been a staple of nightmare scenarios in the event of another war between North and South Korea. In a memoir published last week, however, former CIA chief and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta reopened the prickly issue.
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America’s Fukushima?

The nuclear reactors at Hanford made plutonium for Fat Man, the nuclear weapon dropped on Nagasaki, and stocked our Cold War arsenal; today, they sit on a radioactive wasteland that whistle-blowers say is a ticking time bomb.

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