In other words, a single Ohio class submarine can carry 192 warheads with a total of 91 Mt of firepower. Most US submarines are run on nuclear power, but most do not carry nuclear weapons. By comparison all combined uses of explosives by all sides in WWII was under 3 Mt.
To be more specific; a nuclear submarine is one that is powered by nuclear energy, not necessarily one that carries nuclear weapons. So my comment above only applies to Ohio class submarines that carry nuclear weapons. Presently the USA fields the Trident missiles in Ohio class submarines.
Yes. And a single Ohio class submarine can carry 24 Trident missiles. Each Trident SLBM can carry up to 8 W88’s.
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. 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.
The Center for Public Integrity has previously reported administration officials had agreed that the number of nuclear warheads 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.
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.
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. The department also needs more funds than anticipated for improvements to the W76 warhead, which is carried by Trident submarine-based missiles.
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. Tim Scott (R.-S.C.) about whether he supports completing the MOX plant. “If confirmed, I intend to make sure that [DOE laboratories and intelligence experts] … 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.
Under the Obama proposal, the budget for other DOE work related to nuclear nonproliferation would also be curtailed by about $277 million. 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 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.
In the end, the Pentagon was cajoled into contributing $3 billion more. 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.
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. “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.”
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.
Moniz, in his confirmation hearing, tread carefully around the topic of what the department should be spending on nonproliferation. 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.
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. (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.)
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.
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.”
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.
Secretary of Energy nominee Ernest Moniz, speaking at a Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday, ducked multiple questions from Sen. nuclear weapons arsenal into fuel for reactors that generate electricity, known as the Mixed-Oxide (MOX) fuel fabrication plant in Savannah River, S.C. “I will certainly look into this with high priority” if confirmed, he told Scott.
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. Sam Nunn, said “the U.S. It then asked the Pentagon to provide the additional $7 billion.
Joan Rohlfing, president of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, a nonprofit arms control group founded by Ted Turner and former Sen. continue to sustain the nation’s nuclear security,” he said, without delving into budgetary issues or specific programs.
Asked for comment, NNSA spokesman Robert Middaugh said he could not respond until the budget has been formally released. But Democrats on Capitol Hill and independent arms control groups predicted the decision will provoke controversy and a substantial budget fight this year.. The officials have also decided to discuss a potential agreement for such reductions with Russian president Vladimir Putin.
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.
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. 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.
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. because our national security depends on it.”
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. The study determined that the modernization program was underfunded, and steps have been taken to ensure adequate funding for essential modernization needs moving forward.”
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.
The plant is about 60 percent completed, but one senior administration official called it “managerially and programmatically, a nightmare,” with continuously rising costs.
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. Not by a long shot.” He also proudly said the government has been “increasing funding, and sustaining it … A Pentagon spokeswoman, Jennifer D
Though, for years, Alaska has been associated with its beautiful landscapes, and captivating wildlife, crime has also been a eloquent part of its social setup. He was the first Native American movie star.. He has been a part of the All-Stars NBA team as well as the gold medal winning U.S. He was an able leader and a staunch opponent of the Vietnam War.
William Wellington Edward Hanson (a.k.a “The Sheep Camp Vigilantes”) – Burglars
Virgil Franklin Partch – Cartoonist
Howard Rock (1911-1976) was the editor of the Tundra Times, and was instrumental in getting the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act passed. He lobbied for the statehood of Alaska, and was a senator from 1956 to 1958. He starred in Eskimo/Mala The Magnificent, an Oscar winning film, as well as the first to win an Academy Award in the ‘Best Film Editing’ category. During the 1970s and 1980s, Alaska witnessed an unprecedented developmental phase that helped to a great extent in its progress. 126 schools were granted high school status by the court as a result of this effort.
Margaret Elizabeth Bell – Writer
Sarah Louise Palin was born in 1964, and was the governor of Alaska till July 2009. Earlier, people who lacked facilities, flourished in all aspects of life during this period. Given below is the list of some classic Alaskan fugitives, who became famous because of their illegal and anti-social ways. A number of Native students together filed a suit against the State of Alaska for the provision of high schools in 100 of its villages. She achieved this at the age of 29, and took 18 days, 2 minutes and 17 seconds on a route from Anchorage to Nome.
All these people, and many more, have brought name, fame, and glory to Alaska, and the state continues to revel in their honor.
Elizabeth Peratrovich (1911-1958) was a civil rights activist, who worked for the rights of native Alaskan people. As a governor, he formed the Alaska Territorial Guard or Eskimo Scouts to protect the Alaskan region from Japanese invasions during World War II. economy. Although she lost to Senator John McCain, the presidential nominee, her popularity grew manifold. The deal was struck for $7,200,000 by a man called William H. Elizabeth championed the passage of the anti-discrimination bill, which guaranteed equal treatment for all citizens in public accommodations.
Anna Kathryn Holbrook – American soap opera actress
Did you know?In 1867, the territory of Alaska was purchased by the United States from the Russian Empire. Smith – Conman, famous for crooked gambling
Irene Bedard, born in 1967, is a famous American actress born and brought up in Anchorage, Alaska. In a competition for students from grades seven to twelve in 1926, Benny’s design was selected as the winning entry for the territorial flag, which later on became Alaska’s state flag. Irene has acted in a lot of Hollywood flicks, and was voted by People Magazine as one of the top 50 beautiful people in 1995. basketball team at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
More Famous Alaskans
Randy Kutcher – Baseball player
Following are some of the famous people of Alaska, who continue to inspire many people across the world.
“Big Mike” Heney
Michael James Heney (1864-1910), a.k.a “Big Mike” or “The Irish Prince of Alaska”, was a railroad contractor who built two of the most impeccable railroads viz., the ‘White Pass and Yukon Route’, and the ‘Copper River and Northwestern Route’, which are considered to be marvelous engineering feats. Today, it boasts of more than five times the jobs it had 50 years ago, and a much more prosperous and stable population. Seward. Langdon, also nicknamed Alaskan Assassin, is the first Alaskan to play in the NBA.
Charles Hendrickson (a.k.a “The Blue Parka Bandit”) – Robber, famous for donating a part of his booty to the Church
Libby Riddles, a dog musher born in 1956, was the first woman to win the Last Great Race on Earth, a name for the 1,049 miles long Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, in 1985. Prior to 1976, many Alaskan villages lacked educational facilities beyond the eighth grade. She died in 2006, and to pay tribute to her, the Alaskans celebrate the Susan Butcher Day on the first Saturday in March each year.
Scott Gomez, an ice hockey player born in 1979, is the first Alaskan to play in the American National Hockey League (NHL), and also the first player of Latino origin to achieve this distinction. Remarkably, he built these rail routes without having any sort of formal technical education.
Tommy Johnson (a.k.a “The Blueberry Kid”) – Suspected murderer, who could never be caught
Nellie Beatty (a.k.a “The Black Bear”) – Famous of her illegal dealings in mining, banking, and for prostitution.
William Dempsey – Murderer
Susan Butcher (1954-2006), a dog musher, is the only woman to win the Iditarod Sled Dog Race, for four consecutive years out of the five in which she participated, from 1986 to 1989. She is also an author, a sports journalist, a political commentator, and a commercial fisherwoman.
Charles E. She captured world’s attention when she was nominated for the post of Vice President by the Republican Party. Taking inspiration from the ‘glorious Alaskans’, the coming generations continue to make their state, and the world proud.
Vern Tejas – Mountaineer
Molly Hootch and Anna Tobeluk
Both, Molly Hootch (born in 1956) and Anna Tobeluk (1957-1980), are credited for revolutionizing the Native Alaskan village education. She is best known as the voice for the main character in the animated Disney film Pocahontas.
Famous Alaskan Criminals
Sydney Mortimer Laurence – Painter
Frank Canton – Bank robber, and a cattle thief
Khaleed Leon “Khleo” Thomas – Actor, singer, rapper
Ernest Gruening (1887-1974) was a journalist, and the territorial governor of Alaska from 1935 to 1953. His efforts prevented the ‘Atomic Energy Commission’ from conducting nuclear tests at a site near Point Hope in Alaska, where he was born.
Fred Hardy – Robber and murderer
The list of famous Alaskans cannot be complete without mentioning the following distinguished individuals, of whom, not only Alaska, but the entire world is proud.
Margaret Murie – Author, environmentalist, conservationist – called ‘Grandmother of the Conservation Movement’
Jewell – Actress, singer, songwriter, and guitarist
Nathan West – Actor
Trajan Langdon (born in 1976) is a famous basketball player who played for Cleveland Cavaliers, and is currently a top player for CSKA Moscow in Russia.
Ray Mala (1906-1952) was a famous actor of yesteryears, and one of the most famous Alaskan film personalities. Daryn Colledge – Footballer
Austin Lathrop – Industrialist
Edward Krause – Alaska’s first suspected serial killer
Benny Benson (1913-1972) was the man behind the conception and creation of the official flag of the State of Alaska. He was only thirteen years old at that time.
With the passage of time, more and more Alaskans are taking on new challenges in various fields, and proving themselves. The case was named ‘Tobeluk’ but is popularly referred to as the ‘Molly Hootch case’, for her role as a leader in the plaintiffs’ agitation. Bunnell – Educator
Jason Ryznar – Ice hockey player
Carlos Boozer, born in 1981, is yet another basketball sensation raised in Alaska. Ever since, the contributions of the Alaskans to various fields of human activity have been remarkable.
Jefferson “Soapy” C. She played a pivotal role in bringing about a major change in government attitude with regards to Alaska’s Native citizens. Though he was ridiculed at the time, he is now more famous for the deal than for his political achievements.
Alaska, the 49th state of the United States of America, has evolved from being an undeveloped state to one of the major contributors to the U.S
His father had named him after a Vietnam soldier whom he befriended with during that war. Now, the condition is so pathetic for that same man that he finds it tough to get a place in the playing 11 of Indian cricket team.
Go to any nation, one would definitely find many people who have been named after their parents favorite sports idols or there will those fanatic fans who have adopted their favorite sport stars names in order to show their respect for those players.
Worlds best golf player Tiger Woods, too, has a poignant story behind his name. In India where cricket is treated like a religion, many parents have kept the first name of the master blaster batsman Sachin Tendulkar as their sons names.
Who said whats in the name? Ask those 7, 491 Chinese people who have named themselves or their kids after the Olympics or with the names of five creatures that are part of the 2008 Beijing Games mascotFuwa. Thats not all!
The Beijing Games effect: Many Chinese have “Olympics” as their names
by: James Larry.
There is nothing weird in this.
The cute looking five creatures, Bei, Jing Jing, Huan Huan, Ying Ying, and Ni Ni, that form the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games mascot called Fuwa, have such an indelible effect on the Chinese residents that many kept their names as their own.
And now, if anyone calls the name of these five creatures in China, it is expected that there will more than 4000 people who will come running around you looking for the people who called their names.
It has been reported that during and after 2000 when China was preparing to bid to host the now upcoming Beijing 2008 Games, around 3,491 people named themselves as Aoyun, which means Olympics. People keep names for different reasonssome name their kids after political heroes, film stars and great personalities and after sports stars. Names have great significance and meanings. This happened when Rahul Dravid, was considered the batting backbone of Indian cricket team. Same way you are bound to find many kids with Rahul as their name
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Last month, Pinnacle agreed to buy a 26 percent stake in Asian Coast Development for $95m.. Earlier this year, Michael Leven, chief operating officer of Las Vegas Sands, which built the large Marina Bay Sands casino in Singapore, came to Vietnam to talk to the government about opportunities here.
Following the highly profitable legalisation of casinos in Singapore, which will see the city-state rival Las Vegas as the world’s second biggest gambling market after Macao next year, other Southeast Asian nations are moving down a similar path.
Vietnam has allowed a number of small casinos to operate in recent years, so long as they serve only foreigners and keep a relatively low profile.
While Europe and America have been fretting about casino banking, Southeast Asia appears to be banking on casinos.
With Vietnam battling inflation and low confidence in its banking system, the government may be increasingly tempted to gamble on allowing more casinos.
The MGM Grand casino, which will is scheduled to start a phased opening from 2013, will eventually have 90 gambling tables and 1,000 slot machines.
But foreign investors sense the winds may be changing. But the casino market is set to be transformed by Asian Coast Development, a Canadian developer backed by Harbinger Capital, a US hedge fund, which is building two large casino resorts on the beachfront Ho Tram strip, 80 miles southeast of Ho Chi Minh City.
In a recent note to clients, analysts at Citi argued that with Asia so under-served, proposed new casino resorts in Cambodia, the Philippines and Vietnam will “generate renewed interest in the space.”
While these markets will likely remain smaller than Singapore and even Malaysia, we sense they could provide better growth prospects over time, albeit with added country risk/limited liquidity.
From Singaporeans playing illegal football pools through a telephone broker in Malaysia to Vietnamese gambling over cards at a pool hall, there is clearly strong demand for gambling in much of Southeast Asia.
The Vietnamese government, which frequently campaigns against “social evils” such as illegal gambling, prostitution and alcoholism, remains nervous about opening the field for more casinos.
Foreign money transforms Vietnam resort city, FT
Genting Singapore beats estimates, FT
Long odds for Macao plan to diversify, FT
It will dwarf existing outfits such as the Silver Shores International Resort in Danang, which euphemistically calls its small gambling centre an “adult entertainment centre with financial rewards” rather than a casino, much in the same way that Singapore prefers to call its casinos “integrated resorts”.
There are currently only 199 licensed gambling venues serving the four billion people who inhabit South and Central Asia, compared to around 1,600 casinos in North American and 1,200 in Europe, according to Asian Coast Development, which is building Vietnam’s first large-scale casino resorts.
But regional governments long resisted calls from US and other casino companies to allow them to open up, arguing that legalising gambling would cause social problems.
Genting (GENTING:KLS), the Malaysian gaming group that built the other casino in Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa, is planning to build a casino resort in central Quang Nam province in a joint venture with VinaCapital, one of the longest-running foreign investment firms in Vietnam.
One will be managed by NYSE-listed MGM Resorts International (MGM:NYQ), which owns some of Las Vegas’ most well-known casinos, while the other will be run by Pinnacle Entertainment (PNK:NYQ), another NYSE-listed group with casinos in Nevada, Louisiana, Indiana and Missouri