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Sixty-Nine Years After Hiroshima, Time for Renewed Action for Nuclear Disarmament and Human Survival <p style='font size:14px'>By Daryl G. Kimball </p>

Sixty-Nine Years After Hiroshima, Time for Renewed Action for Nuclear Disarmament and Human Survival

By Daryl G. Kimball

Since the devastating U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 69 years ago this week, the catastrophic effects of nuclear weapons have motivated ordinary...

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American conservatives are the forgotten critics of the atomic bombing of Japan <p style='font size:14px'>By Barton J. Bernstein</p>

American conservatives are the forgotten critics of the atomic bombing of Japan

By Barton J. Bernstein

“The use of the atomic bomb, with its indiscriminate killing of women and children, revolts my soul,” he wrote. “The only difference between this...

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Ronald Reagan: Cold Warrior and Nuclear Abolitionist <p style='font size:14px'>By George Weigel</p>

Ronald Reagan: Cold Warrior and Nuclear Abolitionist

By George Weigel

In recent years, as scholars have explored Ronald Reagan’s foreign policy with greater access to primary-source documents, something utterly baffling to the conventional...

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It’s Time to Ratify the Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty <p style='font size:14px'>By John Engle</p>

It’s Time to Ratify the Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty

By John Engle

The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) outlaws the testing of nuclear weapons. So far, 183 countries signed the treaty, but it cannot become a binding...

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Congress Wants the Facts on Nuclear Weapons Costs <p style='font size:14px'>By Tom Z. Collina</p>

Congress Wants the Facts on Nuclear Weapons Costs

By Tom Z. Collina

The House just passed an amendment offered by Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) to the FY 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to require annual updates to...

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Destroying and building nuclear weapons have something in common: high overruns <p style='font size:14px'>By Walter Pincus</p>

Destroying and building nuclear weapons have something in common: high overruns

By Walter Pincus

There is a budget crisis, but the truth is we’re still planning to spend tens of billions of dollars to eliminate plutonium from thousands of dismantled, surplus...

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters <p style='font size:14px'>By Joe Cirinclone & Geoffrey Wilson</p>

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

By Joe Cirinclone & Geoffrey Wilson

He’s back. But there is more to this bad-boy lizard than you realize. Godzilla is coming to a screen near you on May 16, Hollywood’s latest action-packed...

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Reagan’s political courage on nuclear arms <p style='font size:14px'>By Robert C. McFarlane</p>

Reagan’s political courage on nuclear arms

By Robert C. McFarlane

I’m often asked what quality distinguished President Reagan from other politicians. The answer comes easily. It was political courage — the will to do what would...

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What the Air Force can learn from the nuclear cheating scandal

What the Air Force can learn from the nuclear cheating scandal

Before they go on duty with U.S. nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missiles, officers are trained in classrooms and simulators. They are schooled in weapons...

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Measured Progress on Nuclear Security

Measured Progress on Nuclear Security

Although the summit meeting was overshadowed by the crisis in Ukraine, 53 international leaders in The Hague this week made important progress on securing nuclear...

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