Quality of warhead triggers questioned

The original triggers were made with the benefit of underground nuclear testing, which the U.S. So far, nine have earned the “diamond stamp” from the National Nuclear Security Administration, which oversees the lab’s programs. halted in 1992, and through a different process than the replacements. That, in turn, creates the high temperatures and pressure to ignite a “secondary” nuclear component. The original triggers, all made at the now-closed Rocky Flats facility in Colorado, were hammered into precise form. These means included small-scale plutonium tests, technical data from past underground tests, and computer codes and models.

Last summer, the first replacement plutonium trigger in 18 years received “diamond stamp” approval signaling it was ready for use in a warhead. It meant the warheads, after testing that makes the original trigger unsuitable for reuse, could be reassembled with a new trigger and put back into service.

The government acknowledges differences between the old triggers and their replacements.

At least one other replacement pit required 71 specification waivers, a Los Alamos scientist indirectly involved in the production process told The Associated Press. The result is a a massive hydrogen blast.

The Project on Government Oversight says it was told by some Los Alamos scientists that the trigger certified last July and known as the W88 pit needed 72 waivers from the specifications used for the original triggers, including 53 engineering-related changes.

Resting atop the Trident II missile, the W88 warhead is among the mainstays of the country’s submarine-based nuclear arsenal. For years, however, testing the warhead’s components to ensure the weapon produces the intended blast instead of a fizzle has been complicated by a lack of replacement plutonium triggers.

Precise manufacture of the trigger is essential.

Since last summer’s announcement, the Los Alamos lab has made 10 additional W88 triggers. This process is viewed by metallurgists as producing a stronger product.

Any variation or flaw in the pit could cause a warhead not to detonate properly or to detonate with less explosive power than expected.

“With this large number of waivers, how is it possible to objectively tell whether the pit will even work?” said Danielle Brian, executive director of the group that monitors nuclear weapons-related activities. Such approval means they are ready to use.. To scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, that was a milestone to celebrate. The last of the original triggers were manufactured in the late 1980s.

The new ones were made by using a mold to cast the grapefruit-size plutonium sphere.

Because the United States no longer conducts underground nuclear tests, the Los Alamos scientists had to rely on other sources to replicate the original triggers and guarantee that the replacements would be as reliable as the old. She posed that question in a letter last Friday to Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman.

In a warhead’s detonation, a conventional explosive packaged around the pit compresses the plutonium inward, creating enough pressure for an atomic chain reaction. The scientist spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the issue.

A watchdog group now is raising questions about whether the replacement triggers, also known as pits, can be guaranteed to be as reliable as those already in some 400 W88 warheads

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Chris Pratt goes on Facebook to apologize in advance for ‘Jurassic World’ press tour

found himself out of iron when a British journalist tried to be creative and asked him, during an “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” interview, about his relationship with his father. He walked out.

So tell me, what was your character’s motivation in running away from that vast dinosaur?

pratt.jpgHow thoughtful to apologize in advance.CBRTrailers/YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET

I have never (consciously) seen a Chris Pratt movie. Chris Pratt goes on Facebook to apologize in advance for ‘Jurassic World’ press tour – CNET

He’s in the new “Jurassic World” movie. Plain and simple. Being American, they are unlikely to answer them in a foreign language, which makes the experience all the more numbing — both for them and for readers.

However, his extreme self-knowledge actually brought tears to my eyes and a skip to my heart.

His final thoughts were truly twisted poetry: “To those I (will have) offended please understand how truly sorry I already am. He said: “I want to make a heartfelt apology for whatever it is I end up accidentally saying during the forthcoming ?#?JurassicWorld? press tour.”

When they’re in a blockbuster movie, they must tour the world and answer the same questions time and again. I try. I am just dumb. He knows that on his press tour he might say silly, politically incorrect, marginally nauseating things.

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He explained that he has sympathy for those who set up the stuffy rooms, so sometimes he will say things to entertain them. I did see both “Moneyball” and “Her,” both of which he apparently adorned.

It’s moving that he thinks saying something untoward would be an accident. Well, more demented than they already are.. I REALLY try! When I do (potentially) commit the offensive act for which I am now (pre) apologizing you must understand I (will likely have been) tired and exhausted when I (potentially) said that thing I (will have had) said that (will have had) crossed the line.”

However (for today) Chris Pratt is my favorite actor.

So he took to his Facebook page to apologize in advance. To those I (will likely have had) offended rest assured I will do everything in my power to make sure this doesn’t happen (again).”

All hail, then, Chris Pratt.

It’s questions such as that which drive actors demented. Couldn’t it be a heartfelt, genuine expression of complete frustration?

He said: “I am not in the business of making excuses. I am fully aware that the subject matter of my imminent forthcoming mistake, a blunder (possibly to be) dubbed “JurassicGate” is (most likely) in no way a laughing matter. These things might come out wrong for the sanctimonious others who will not understand.

Why, Robert Downey Jr

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Obama proposes shifting funds from nuclear nonproliferation to nuclear weapons | The Center for Public Integrity

“If confirmed, I intend to make sure that [DOE laboratories and intelligence experts] … These programs have experienced billions of dollars in cost overruns in recent years, forcing the administration to look elsewhere in the DOE budget to find the money it needs to keep them alive.

Moniz, in his confirmation hearing, tread carefully around the topic of what the department should be spending on nonproliferation. The study determined that the modernization program was underfunded, and steps have been taken to ensure adequate funding for essential modernization needs moving forward.”

The priority shift “is going to be a disaster,” said a Democratic congressional aide, who asked not to be identified because he was not authorized to speak on the budget before its official release. A Pentagon spokeswoman, Jennifer D. Not by a long shot.” He also proudly said the government has been “increasing funding, and sustaining it … Elzea, declined to address the issue in detail but confirmed that “over the past year DOD and DOE carried out a joint study regarding DOD’s nuclear weapons requirements and funding options for those requirements. Specifically, officials said, the Energy Department determined in consultation with the Pentagon that it would likely need $10 billion in new funds to fulfill all of its promises to the military for the production of modernized warheads, over the next decade alone.

Under the Obama administration’s proposal for fiscal year 2014, spending for the MOX plant would be around $330 million, or 47 percent of the budget it was supposed to get next year. That would include a 16 percent cut in spending on efforts to halt the use of fissile material in civilian nuclear reactors and collect or secure weapons-usable fissile materials in other countries; an 8 percent cut in spending on policy to control the spread of nuclear weapons-related technologies; and a 36 percent cut in efforts to monitor potential illicit commerce in fissile materials.

In the end, the Pentagon was cajoled into contributing $3 billion more. But Democrats on Capitol Hill and independent arms control groups predicted the decision will provoke controversy and a substantial budget fight this year.

The department also needs more funds than anticipated for improvements to the W76 warhead, which is carried by Trident submarine-based missiles.

Only one category of Energy Department nonproliferation work would be increased – research and development, mostly to finance work on a new nuclear detonation sensor to be placed about Air Force satellites.

Under the 2014 proposal, the Energy Department’s nuclear weapons activities funding — which includes modernization efforts for bomber-based and missile-based warheads – would be increased roughly 7 percent, or around $500 million, above the current level of $7.227 billion for these activities.

Tom Collina, research director for the Arms Control Association, a Washington-based nonprofit group, said “in a way,” it seems inconsistent for the administration to promote arms control while cutting the DOE’s nonproliferation budget. military deploys could be cut by at least a third, below a limit of 1550 established in a treaty with Russia in 2010. At the end of it, a $250 million DOE “nuclear counterterrorism incident response” program previously considered a weapons activity was shifted to the nonproliferation budget account, a change that has the effect of making the bottom line for that account look better than it otherwise would have.

But then-Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, after hearing from aides that these overruns were due in part to poor management and inaccurate cost accounting at DOE, initially said the department would not provide any new funds to DOE, on top of the $4.5 billion it previously promised to cover earlier overruns, according to two government officials privy to the deliberations.

To cover the $10 billion total cost overrun, the Energy Department and its National Nuclear Security Administration agreed to transfer roughly $3 billion into weapons work from management accounts and other internal savings. programs for securing, reducing and eliminating weapons usable nuclear materials are a critical part of our strategy for combating nuclear terrorism and preventing the proliferation of these deadly dangerous materials…A decision to significantly cut these programs, including our near-term ability to dispose of excess plutonium, would be a setback to our ability to reach critical security goals.”

Asked for comment, NNSA spokesman Robert Middaugh said he could not respond until the budget has been formally released. Its construction would be greatly slowed, while the Defense Department and the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration study alternative ways to safeguard tons of the excess plutonium.

The Energy Department needs at least $3 billion to $5 billion more to upgrade the B61 nuclear bomb – meant for deployment aboard strategic and tactical aircraft – than it initially expected, and several billions of dollars more to cover cost overruns in construction of the uranium processing facility. “I will certainly look into this with high priority” if confirmed, he told Scott.

Under the Obama proposal, the budget for other DOE work related to nuclear nonproliferation would also be curtailed by about $277 million. because our national security depends on it.”

One, who asked not to be named, said the DOE shortfall had set off “months of wrangling” about the issue, not only within the department but at the highest levels of the administration. “These cuts are going to be huge,” and will be particularly problematic amid budget boosts for weapons programs that many lawmakers believe “have been mismanaged for the last five to six years.”. (Work on the facility and its equipment was well along when DOE abruptly realized it would not be large enough to accommodate needed machinery, forcing a costly redesign and lengthy delays.)

Secretary of Energy nominee Ernest Moniz, speaking at a Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday, ducked multiple questions from Sen. continue to sustain the nation’s nuclear security,” he said, without delving into budgetary issues or specific programs.

Joan Rohlfing, president of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, a nonprofit arms control group founded by Ted Turner and former Sen. But that still left a $4 billion gap between DOE’s nuclear weapons-related promises to the military and its ability to complete that work, forcing a scramble during the department’s budget deliberations to cut from other programs, officials said.

But several officials and other sources familiar with the administration’s budget deliberations this year said the DOE nuclear weapons-related cost overruns and the new austerity climate gripping Washington – including the demand under so-called “sequestration” legislation for $54 billion in national security spending cuts each year until 2021 -had upended the administration’s plans to spend more on nonproliferation.

The Center for Public Integrity has previously reported administration officials had agreed that the number of nuclear warheads the U.S. Tim Scott (R.-S.C.) about whether he supports completing the MOX plant. It then asked the Pentagon to provide the additional $7 billion.

The half-billion-dollar shift in spending priorities reflects an administration decision that nuclear explosives work the Energy Department performs for the military should be both accelerated and expanded. nuclear weapons arsenal into fuel for reactors that generate electricity, known as the Mixed-Oxide (MOX) fuel fabrication plant in Savannah River, S.C. But he said officials may have calculated that they cannot win congressional support for further cuts in nuclear arsenals with Russia without spending billions more to refurbish America’s remaining stockpile of nuclear weapons, under a bargain Obama struck during his first term.

The new weapons-related spending would expand efforts to upgrade the W76, W88, W78, and B-61 warheads, and help fund construction of a new facility in Tennessee for processing uranium, a nuclear explosive used in these and other warheads. Sam Nunn, said “the U.S. That plant was initially budgeted at $1.8 billion, but the pricetag has ballooned to at least $7.5 billion, provoking widespread criticism and allegations of mismanagement.

The plant is about 60 percent completed, but one senior administration official called it “managerially and programmatically, a nightmare,” with continuously rising costs.

The department’s nonproliferation programs, aimed at diminishing the security threat posed by fissile materials in other countries that can be used for nuclear weapons, would be cut by roughly 20 percent, or $460 million, below the current level of $2.45 billion, the officials said.

As recently as December 3, President Obama described the government’s nuclear nonproliferation efforts – including some directed by the Defense Department – as “one of our most important national security programs.” Speaking at the National Defense University, Obama said the effort was “nowhere near done. The officials have also decided to discuss a potential agreement for such reductions with Russian president Vladimir Putin.

The Obama administration will propose a deep cut in funding for nuclear nonproliferation programs at the Energy Department largely so it can boost the department’s spending to modernize its stockpile of nuclear weapons, according to government officials familiar with the proposed 2014 federal budget to be unveiled Wednesday, April 10.

Much of the reduction in nonproliferation spending – around $183 million – would come from a controversial plant designed to transform excess plutonium from the U.S

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Are there still operational, targeted nuclear weapons, on ballistic missiles, which would explode as they hit the ground to form a crater kilometres across and hundreds of metres deep, unlike air burst nuclear explosions, from cruise missile delivery?

To comply with the START II most US multiple independently targetable reentry vehicles, or MIRVs, have been eliminated and replaced with single warhead missiles. The U.S. The U.S. Each submarine is equipped with a complement of 24 Trident II missiles. with about 5,400 total nuclear warheads: around 3,575 strategic and 500 nonstrategic warheads; and about 1,260 additional warheads held in the inactive stockpile. maintains about 400 nuclear gravity bombs capable of use by F-15, F-16, and F-35. Sea-launch weapons make up the majority of weapons declared under START II rules. However, since the abandonment of the START II treaty, the U.S. Other warheads are in some step of the disassembly process.”

“- Land-based intercontinental ballistic and cruise missiles (ICBMs)

The US Air Force currently operates about 450-500 ICBMs at around 15 missile complexes located primarily in the northern Rocky Mountain states and the Dakotas. attack submarines are equipped to launch, but do not currently carry nuclear Tomahawk missiles. Some Trident missiles are equipped with the W88 warhead.. All USAF Minuteman II missiles have been destroyed in accordance to START and their launch silos sealed or sold to the public. The bomber force consists of 94 B-52s, and 19 B-2s. “For 2007, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists listed the U.S. These are all of the Minuteman III ICBM variants. The Strategic Air Command which for decades had kept nuclear weapons aboard bomber aircraft aloft 24 hours a day was disbanded in 1992 and merged into the US Strategic Command. Peacekeeper missiles were phased out of the Air Force inventory in 2005. The first Minuteman III were removed under this plan in 2007 while, at the same time, the warheads deployed on Minuteman IIIs began to be upgraded from smaller W62s to larger W87s from decommissioned Peacekeeper missiles.

- Heavy bomber group:

The US Air Force also operates a strategic nuclear bomber fleet. is said to be considering retaining 500 warheads on 450 missiles. Some 350 of these bombs are deployed at seven airbases in six European NATO countries[11]; of these, 180 tactical B61 nuclear bombs fall under a nuclear sharing arrangement.”

Source and further information:

- Sea-based ICBMs:

The US Navy currently has 14 SSBN Ohio-class submarines deployed. Approximately 12 U.S. goal under the SORT treaty is to reduce from 1,600 warheads deployed on over 500 missiles in 2003 to 500 warheads on 450 missiles in 2012. All 64 B-1s were retrofitted to operate in a solely conventional mode by 2007 and are no longer counted as nuclear forces.

In addition to this, the US armed forces can also deploy tactical smaller nuclear weapons either through cruise missiles or with conventional fighter-bombers

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Return To Saigon – CBS News

All Rights Reserved. But Ky’s visit underscores a significant shift in attitudes among many overseas Vietnamese – the “Viet kieu” – hundreds of thousands of whom fled the Communist regime decades ago. after many years apart.”

© 2004 The Associated Press. Increasingly, through travel and business deals, they are renewing ties with their homeland.

In 1975, when Communist North Vietnamese forces took over Saigon, the capital of U.S-backed South Vietnam, Ky escaped by flying a helicopter out to sea, landing on a U.S. More than US$2 billion in remittances was sent to Vietnam in 2002.

“A lot of people said ‘Don’t go, don’t go,’ but I said this is my home, my country,” Ky said as he was driven in a van from the airport. 28 and visiting his hometown of Son Tay, about 25 miles northwest of the capital.

Nguyen Cao Ky, 73, former South Vietnamese premier, in Ho Chi Minh City, on 1-14-04, when he returned to his homeland for the first time since fleeing the country in 1975, during the fall of Saigon.


Former exiled South Vietnamese premier Nguyen Cao Ky returned Wednesday to the Communist country he fled nearly three decades ago, in his first homecoming trip since the Vietnam War ended.

Ky, 73, of Hacienda Heights, California, arrived in Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat Airport with his wife, daughter and three friends, becoming one of the best-known political figures from the former U.S.-backed South Vietnamese government to return.

Ky, one of the most colorful leaders during the Vietnam War, was a flamboyant fighter pilot who became premier following a military coup in 1965. 22 this year. He also wrote several books and lectured at universities.

In recent years, hundreds of thousands of Viet kieu have returned for visits, with an estimated 200,000 flooding home annually for Tet celebrations, which begin Jan. “We Asians, we believe in destiny, so it’s the right time, the right moment to come.”

Arriving at his hotel, Ky reached out to give a warm hug to his former bodyguard who had come to greet him, along with a small crowd of friends, some bearing flowers.

“The war ended 30 years ago, but it still divides us into two camps. “And I believe if everybody loves the country and loves its people, we will sit together as one.”

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In Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday, the welcome for Ky was echoed by Doan Dinh Nhat, 65, a former soldier in the South Vietnamese army who spent three years in re-education camp after the war.

The one-time air force general went on to serve as vice president under Nguyen Van Thieu in 1967-1971.

He is expected to visit friends and family in Ho Chi Minh City before flying to Hanoi Jan. So I want to put aside the past hatred, and just sit together and talk to one another, face to face,” he told Radio Free Asia. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. If we stay bitter, it doesn’t change anything,” said Nhat, a motorbike taxi driver.

In southern California – which has the largest Vietnamese population in the U.S. U.S. officials were wary of his reputation as a playboy with a fondness for drinking, gambling and womanizing.

Prior to his return, which coincides with Tet Lunar New Year festivities, Ky, a long-standing critic of the Communist leadership in Hanoi, said in interviews that he wants to bring a message of reconciliation on his trip.

“He’s been away a long time so it’s a good chance for him to come back. – some activists have condemned Ky’s visit to Vietnam, arguing it bestows legitimacy on a corrupt government.

Vietnam, which issued a tourist visa to Ky, has said it welcomes his decision “to come back to the homeland …

Communist Vietnam, which once viewed the returnees with outright suspicion and hostility, has changed its approach, now actively wooing overseas Vietnamese to return as tourists or to invest and do business in their homeland.

There are an estimated 2.7 million Viet kieu, including about 1.3 million in the United States.. naval carrier. A resident of southern California since then, he became a businessman. It’s normal that he wants to come home

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The Ace of Spades is often the top card in most card games. Other popular hands include the full house and straight.

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Card tattoos make for some very interesting tattoo designs that come in a variety of different variations and styles. Each card is set to a specific suit. In order for this hand to be a royal flush, all of the cards have to be from the same suit. The Joker tattoo can be displayed in several different ways. Each type has four cards, 4 Aces, 4 Kings, 4 Queens, ect. There is also a darker side of the Ace of Spades. If you have ever watched the movie, you may recall seeing this card. You need to get a background on general information about cards. Each card in the deck is part of a four card set. Many people may display the Batman character holding a Joker card. The royal flush is the highest winning hand you can have. Due to this, the Queen of Hearts tattoo can symbolize determination and perseverance. Four aces can be used to symbolize power, victory, or good luck. Because of this, the Ace of Spades is often called the Death Card.

Before you choose to get a card tattoo, you need to make sure you have an understanding of how cards are played. There are several choices when it comes to single card tattoos. Some people link the Queen of Hearts to love.

Some men and women may want to only get a single card tattooed on them. These cards were often placed on the helmets of soldiers during the Vietnam War. This is one of the reasons that it is so popular. The Joker can also be used to symbolize misfortune and deceit. The four suits that are used include Hearts, Diamonds, Spades, and Clubs.

Posted by admin on May 19th, 2015 :: Filed under Uncategorized