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  1. No Hollywood ending for the man who saved the world

    Posted Jul 24th 2004, 12:00am by Tom Parfitt

    ... in the US. On September 26 that year, Colonel Petrov was in the commander's chair when the centre received a signal that the US had launched a multiple nuclear missile strike on the Soviet ... to report that the strike was real,' he says. 'But my intuition told me it was not. And, I thought, if the US is going to launch a nuclear war, it does not do it from a single position ...

  2. Beijing's hour of nuclear judgment

    Posted Oct 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... contemplated preventive strikes to destroy Beijing's nascent programmes. After detonating its first nuclear bomb in October 1964, China achieved the capability to produce hydrogen bombs in 1967 ... doctrine of minimum deterrence, relying on a small number of nuclear weapons to deliver punitive, countervalue responses to an adversary's first strike. Today, China has the third-largest ...

  3. Nuclear rivals start dialogue on peace

    Posted Feb 16th 2004, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... as a critical step towards resolving tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals. They last held foreign secretary-level talks more than five years ago, but any progress was lost when both nations conducted nuclear tests in 1998, followed by increased bloodshed in disputed Kashmir and Islamic terrorist strikes in India. The earlier talks focused on eight areas: Kashmir, peace and security, ...

  4. Potential is there for a solution in North Korea

    Posted Jan 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the country's key nuclear site offers the first chance since then to know whether Mr Kim's claims are plausible. Seen in the most generous light, it would also signal his interest in striking ... In July, North Korea announced that it had reprocessed 8,000 spent nuclear fuel rods and was on its way to making nuclear weapons. The claim was part of a pattern that repeated itself ...

  5. HK ready to tackle 'dirty bomb' threat

    Posted Jun 17th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... of counter-terrorism and disaster response in the city, said authorities had upgraded security measures across the city given the increasing global risk of a chemical, biological, radioactive or nuclear weapon ... of any terrorist attack... is to strike fear and hit major centres. 'Our tactical response groups are well honed and prepared for any eventuality.' The city's aviation, port ...

  6. An evil that won't be stopped?

    Posted Sep 20th 2004, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring The flurry of speculation over whether North Korea's bid to blow up a mountain was a nuclear test confirmed just how edgy the world is about nuclear proliferation. But, equally, it underscored how little scope there is for halting it. The North Korean situation is probably the lesser of immediate worries about the potential for the nuclear question to lead ...

  7. Come clean

    Posted Feb 20th 2004, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Libya's decision to forego its nuclear weapons programme and turn over relevant documents to the International Atomic Energy Agency has exposed China as the origin of nuclear weapon designs that Tripoli received from Pakistan. The Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that it is looking into the matter. This is a major embarrassment for China, which insists ...

  8. Aircraft carrier deal will give India clout

    Posted Jan 26th 2004, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... it neither has an effective delivery system nor the capability to safeguard its strategic arsenal against a first strike by regional nuclear rivals Pakistan and China. India leased a Russian nuclear ... of carrying a nuclear warhead. The submarine could roam the Indian Ocean undetected for long periods, providing India with a second-strike capability in case of a nuclear attack. Mr Ivanov indicated ...

  9. Taking no chances, India builds war bunkers

    Posted Feb 11th 2004, 12:00am

    ... S.N.M. Abdi in Calcutta India is building an undisclosed number of nuclear shelters for VIPs, including Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and top army commanders. Analysts say that despite the resumption of dialogue with nuclear-armed rival Pakistan, war is still a possibility, leading the government to beef up its protection against weapons of mass destruction. While New ...

  10. The courage of the clerk

    Posted Apr 24th 2004, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... strike almost anywhere. Everybody who matters knows this, but Israel maintains a policy of 'nuclear ambiguity' in the hope that if it does not openly admit to having such weapons, Arab ... the world about Israel's nuclear weapons. On Wednesday, he was released at last, having refused early parole in return for a promise never to speak about his kidnapping, his prison ordeal ...




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