nuclear weapons nuclear weapons
Stories About

nuclear weapons

NPR's Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep interviews President Obama at the White House on Monday. Maggie Starbard/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Maggie Starbard/NPR

Obama Compares Iran Deal To A House Under Contract, Awaiting Appraisal

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/397940840/398004476" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A Minuteman III missile engine is loaded into a truck for transport to another building for X-raying before being torn down and rebuilt. The Air Force's missile command-and-control structure has been the subject of several recent scandals. Douglas C. Pizac/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Douglas C. Pizac/AP

An Iranian security guard at the Bushehr nuclear power plant in 2010. Iran and negotiators from six world powers are trying to work out a long-term deal on Iran's nuclear program. Vahid Salemi/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Vahid Salemi/AP

The Stickiest Issues In The Iranian Nuclear Talks

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/348903293/348903297" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Lt. Raj Bansal and Capt. Joseph Shannon (right) approach Foxtrot-01, a remote nuclear missile base in Nebraska. Geoffrey Brumfiel/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Geoffrey Brumfiel/NPR

Welcome To The Nuclear Command Bunker

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/335293314/336356997" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

First Lt. Patrick Romanofski (center) and 2nd Lt. Andrew Beckner (left) practice the launch of nuclear weapons. Promotions are now more strongly influenced by hands-on performance in this simulator. R.J. Oriez/U.S. Air Force hide caption

toggle caption
R.J. Oriez/U.S. Air Force

To Stop Cheating, Nuclear Officers Ditch The Grades

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/334501037/336123367" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Anti-nuclear activists (from left) Gregory Boertje-Obed, Sister Megan Rice and Michael Walli, pictured Feb. 6 in Knoxville, Tenn., were sentenced to prison terms on Tuesday for the 2012 break-in at Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge. Linda Davidson/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Linda Davidson/The Washington Post/Getty Images

The National Ignition Facility's 192 laser beams focus onto a tiny target. LLNL hide caption

toggle caption
LLNL

Scientists Say Their Giant Laser Has Produced Nuclear Fusion

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/275896094/275989906" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Negotiators at their round table in Geneva, where talks are being held about Iran's nuclear ambitions. Denis Balibouse /Reuters/Landov hide caption

toggle caption
Denis Balibouse /Reuters/Landov

On 'Morning Edition': NPR's Peter Kenyon reports from Geneva

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/243883886/243885254" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is given a traditional Maori welcome onto the grounds of the Government House on Friday in Auckland, New Zealand. Phil Walter/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Phil Walter/Getty Images