Chuck Hagel

  On the radar: Stealthy, new, $80 billion; Iran didn’t get much sanctions relief; Kerry and Zarif meet in Geneva; Iran sanctions hearing set; Veto threat issued; Sen. Cotton says sanctions aimed at ending Talks; and North Korea goes deeper into the sanctions hole.   Read more »
Posted on January 14, 2015
On the radar: DoD nuclear reports released; Throw money at it; Management tweaks; It’s the mission not the missiles; Nuclear bailout sought; Russia ices nonpro cooperation; Preserving momentum in the Iran talks; Why verification is essential for a deal; and Lockheed uses taxpayer money to lobby for more taxpayer money. Read more »
Posted on November 17, 2014
  On the radar: Boomer dives into slush fund; Bomber in stealth mode; Hagel at SSBN base; Cutting nuclear waste; Sending ministers to Vienna; Iraq loses some uranium compounds, inks nuclear security treaty; MOX in veto threat; Safety concerns at Hanford; and All of the problems with the NNSA in one graphic.   Read more »
Posted on July 10, 2014
  On the radar: The triad modernization myth; Pentagon keeps nuclear triad safe from budget cuts; Iran in full compliance of interim deal; Having patience for final Iran deal; US approves Vietnam nuclear pact; Sanctions now a domestic political tool.   Read more »
Posted on February 25, 2014
  On the radar: Buying ways out of bad morale; Didn’t work last time either; High level talks for North and South Korea; and Obama promises Iran sanctions enforcement.   Read more »
Posted on February 12, 2014
  On the radar: Iran to provide information and explanations; Sanctions bill gets partisan; What’s in store for upcoming Nuclear Security Summit; Hagel orders ethics reporting; Uncovering nuclear security gaps; and Working toward preventing nuclear devastation.   Read more »
Posted on February 10, 2014
  On the radar: Navy rocked by accusations of cheating; Hagel makes reassuring phone calls; Nuclear weapons an obsolete mission; Syria chemical weapon letter to Kerry and Hagel; Iran complying with deal terms; U.S. ambassador to Russia steps down; and North and South Korea take steps toward family reconciliation.   Read more »
Posted on February 5, 2014
  On the radar: Giving talks a chance to succeed; Concern over ICBMs; Worrying about the bomb again; Ross on the state of play; Fissile materials security; Sanctions violations; and Unlawful possession of “WMD.”   Read more »
Posted on January 27, 2014
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has ordered two reviews of America's nuclear force in the wake of mounting reports of drug use, drinking, womanizing, cheating and lapsed discipline among top officers. But if the studies focus only on personnel, it will be little more than rearranging the deck chairs on a nuclear Titanic. The core problem is not the people; it's the mission. Read more »
Posted by Joe Cirincione on January 24, 2014
  On the radar: Straightening out the ICBM mission; Longstanding Air Force troubles; Increased B61 accuracy; Negative outcomes of Iran sanctions; Enrichment and a comprehensive deal; and Strangelove was all too real.   Read more »
Posted on January 24, 2014