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Would an impulsive Trump hit the nuclear button? <p style='font size:14px'>By Richard C. Longworth</p>

Would an impulsive Trump hit the nuclear button?

By Richard C. Longworth

In the late 1980s, as the Cold War neared its end, a veteran Cold Warrior reminisced in Chicago about the nuclear button and the thinking of the men who controlled...

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Statement of Former Senator Sam Nunn On the Nomination of Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State

Statement of Former Senator Sam Nunn On the Nomination of Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State

Chairman Corker, Senator Cardin, Senator Isakson, and members of the Committee: Rex Tillerson doesn’t have the typical background of a nominee for Secretary of...

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Reagan must be spinning in grave over Trump nuke bluster <p style='font size:14px'>By Will Bunch</p>

Reagan must be spinning in grave over Trump nuke bluster

By Will Bunch

Ever notice President Obama’s hair — and how gray it’s gotten over the last eight years? It’s not because he joined the Gray Hair Club for...

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No one can stop President Trump from using nuclear weapons <p style='font size:14px'>By Alex Wellerstein</p>

No one can stop President Trump from using nuclear weapons

By Alex Wellerstein

Sometime in the next few weeks, Donald Trump will be briefed on the procedures for how to activate the U.S. nuclear arsenal, if he hasn’t already learned about...

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Nuclear Trump: 3 Dangers and 3 Opportunities <p style='font size:14px'>By Joseph Cirincione</p>

Nuclear Trump: 3 Dangers and 3 Opportunities

By Joseph Cirincione

The man whom advisers did not trust with a Twitter account will soon have the unfettered opportunity to launch nuclear war. – More

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We Know Where Trump Stands on Nuclear Weapons. What About Hillary? <p style='font size:14px'>By William Lambers</p>

We Know Where Trump Stands on Nuclear Weapons. What About Hillary?

By William Lambers

Thirty years ago we had an October surprise when President Ronald Reagan and Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev talked about eliminating all nuclear weapons.  It...

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Trump and the Nuclear Keys

Trump and the Nuclear Keys

As the 1973 Yom Kippur war between Israel and neighboring Arab states intensified, I was in an underground missile launch center in Montana with a crewmate when...

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End the First-Use Policy for Nuclear Weapons <p style='font size:14px'>By James E. Cartwright</p>

End the First-Use Policy for Nuclear Weapons

By James E. Cartwright

Throughout the nuclear age, presidents have allowed their senior commanders to plan for the first use of nuclear weapons. Contingency plans were drawn to initiate...

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The terrifying prospect of Donald Trump with nuclear weapons <p style='font size:14px'>By Steve Chapman</p>

The terrifying prospect of Donald Trump with nuclear weapons

By Steve Chapman

The world’s most astonishing and beneficial achievement of the past 70 years is not something humanity did but something it avoided doing: using nuclear weapons....

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A Nuclear Legacy Within Reach

A Nuclear Legacy Within Reach

The Air Force has formally begun the process of asking defense contractors to submit proposals for a new long-range cruise missile and a new land-based intercontinental...

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