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MARCUS WEISGERBER – Despite Objections, Pentagon Takes Step Toward Buying New Nuclear Weapons

The U.S. Air Force took a first step toward buying controversial new nuclear weapons Friday, asking defense companies to submit bids to design and build cruise missiles and ICBMs. The move comes amid the highest tension with Russia since the end of the Cold War and flies in the face of senators who have called on the Obama administration to cancel plans to build the …

The 30,000-pound bomb that could be used against Iran’s nuclear facilities ‘boggles the mind’ – JEREMY BENDER

Negotiators are working toward a June 30 deadline for a comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran. Should the negotiations ultimately fail and the talks fall apart, the Obama administration and any future US president will have what Michael Crowley of Politico describes as an awe-inspiring “plan B” — the Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP). According to Crowley, the US has practiced at least three attack …