Chattering and Political Class in Japan Meltdown

Is it just me or is the media and some politicians in this town in nuclear overdrive? Barely a few days in to one of the worst natural disasters in Japan’s history and what seems to be important is peppering audiences with sensationalist headlines with words such as explosions, meltdown, radiation, etc. Forget about rescue …

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WikiLeaks tweets that the next document dump will be larger than the Iraq logs, adding, global history will be “redefined” because of it.   WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange needs arresting. North Korea has been secretly building a uranium enrichment facility.  No surprise.  Expect sanctions to make a comeback, soon. May be too late, North Korea …

North Korea Terrorist State: Always Was, Will Be

The non-proliferation world has been abuzz this weekend over reports that a new uranium enrichment facility has been discovered in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Some experts were stunned, others dismayed.  It should have come as no surprise, the North Korean dictators are professional equivocators. Our approach to dealing with these people has been weak …

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Republicans won control this week of 1/3 control of the federal political branches.  The new Congress is months from being sworn in, but opinionsalreadyaplenty what all this will mean in the foreign affairs and national security law and public policy arena. Word around town is that State Department/DDTC will publish something soon on the dual-nationals issue. …

Argentina Goes Nuclear

That Argentina would re-launch its nuclear program should come as no surprise.  What do you expect when megalomaniac Hugo Chavez announces he will start a nuclear program with the help of Russia and Iran? According to AFP, Argentine President Christina Kirchner said yesterday that they would re-start old uranium enrichment facilities. Kirchner, a Chavez ally, …

Russians Want to Buy a U.S. Uranium Processing Company

Senior Members of Congress Weighing In: Nyet! Four Members of Congress have penned a terse warning letter to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner expressing “great concern” about the propose sale of an American-owned uranium processing facility to an entity with ties to the Russian government. Urging the President to block the sale through the CFIUS process, …

USG: Combating Nuclear Smuggling Research Efforts Were Hampered

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released the following report this morning: Combating Nuclear Smuggling: Inadequate Communication and Oversight Hampered DHS Efforts to Develop an Advanced Radiography System to Detect Nuclear Materials