The Navy has called for spending $100 billion to replace 14 nuclear-armed subs with 12 new ones. But Joseph Cirincione, president of the Ploughshares Fund, says buying so many is overkill.
Replacing America’s 14 nuclear-armed submarines with 12 new ones is said to be the Navy's highest priority. Vice Admiral Michael Connor says that buying too few could tempt adversaries.
Onboard the USS Pennsylvania, one of 14 nuclear armed U.S. Navy subs, Commander John Cage talks about the challenges of captaining one of the most powerful weapon systems in America’s arsenal.
This joystick-like device holds the fate of humanity in its grip.
Maintaining a ship like the USS Pennsylvania, a nuclear submarine on active patrol in the Pacific, takes coordination. A PBS NewsHour crew witnesses a rarely seen resupply of the stealth warship.
The White House will now allow ransom payments by the families of US hostages. PBS NewsHour interviews Pulitzer Center grantee Michael Scott Moore, a former Somali hostage.
Small, affordable motorcycles are transforming life in Southeast Asia, but there is a deadly downside.
Award-winning photographer Larry C. Price looks at children working in the gold mines of Southeast Asia.
PBS NewsHour reports on the surprising embrace by China's officially atheist government of cultural traditions such as Buddhism.
Tonle Sap Lake is one of the most productive freshwater ecosystems in the world. But overfishing, climate change and plans to build a hydropower dams could threaten the delicate ecosystem.
About half of Guatemala’s children will face physical or developmental challenges due to malnutrition, yet vegetables grown for export overflow in the countryside.
Three-quarters of children in rural Guatemala are chronically malnourished, while residents of the capital thrive. Hari Sreenivasan takes a closer look at malnutrition in a land of plenty.