WASHINGTON: ‘ KERRY CANCELS PLANS SUGGESTING HOPE FOR NUCLEAR DEAL ‘

#AceWorldNews – WASHINGTON – Nov.21 – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry canceled plans Friday to pull back from talks with Iran about the country’s nuclear program – a shift that suggested some hope of movement on the protracted negotiations.

Kerry is staying in Vienna to continue negotiations with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and others at the negotiating table, U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said.

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DOD: ‘ HAGEL ORDERS OVER HAUL OF US NUCLEAR PROGRAMME ‘

#AceNewsServices – WASHINGTON – In a recent Press Release an according to CCTV America’s Sean Calleb’s who reported this story from Washington D.C.

U.S. Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered an overhaul of the U.S. nuclear program due to systematic problems. 

At the height of the cold war between the United States and Soviet Union, the U.S. nuclear weapons program was routinely on high alert, and drew a great deal of attention, both in terms of manpower and military budget.

But once the Berlin Wall fell, the U.S. began focusing its assets elsewhere and the nuclear program was hit by security lapses, a lack of discipline, and lousy morale.

Hagel said he ordered an audit of the United States Nuclear program, and a lack of “investment and support” over “far too many years” has led to a myriad of problems that should be addressed immediately.

“The Review found evidence of systematic problems if not addressed could undermine the safety, security and effectiveness of elements of the force in the future,” Hagel said.

Hagel said the nuclear program is safe for now, but without attention he could not guarantee the weapons program would remain secure and effective.

He is asking for billions in funding, a 10 percent increase for the nuclear weapons programs over each of the next five years.

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