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Why Is the US Spending $1 Trillion on Nuclear Weapons? <p style='font size:14px'>By Hans M. Kristensen</p>

Why Is the US Spending $1 Trillion on Nuclear Weapons?

By Hans M. Kristensen

The Obama administration’s plan to spend an estimated $1 trillion dollars over 30 years on rebuilding the nation’s nuclear facilities and modernizing nuclear...

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From Hiroshima to a Nuke-Free World <p style='font size:14px'>By The NY Times</p>

From Hiroshima to a Nuke-Free World

By The NY Times

What Secretary of State John Kerry called his “gut wrenching” visit to the Hiroshima war memorial on Monday served several purposes. As the highest-ranking official...

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Obama: How we can make our vision of a world without nuclear weapons a reality <p style='font size:14px'>By President Barack Obama</p>

Obama: How we can make our vision of a world without nuclear weapons a reality

By President Barack Obama

Of all the threats to global security and peace, the most dangerous is the proliferation and potential use of nuclear weapons. That’s why, seven years ago in Prague,...

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Let’s End the Peril of a Nuclear Winter <p style='font size:14px'>By Alan Robock and Owen Brian Toon</p>

Let’s End the Peril of a Nuclear Winter

By Alan Robock and Owen Brian Toon

IN the early 1980s, American and Russian scientists working together outlined a stark vision of the Cold War future. In a battle between the two superpowers, smoke...

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Candidates should carry on Reagan’s quest of no nukes <p style='font size:14px'>By William Lambers</p>

Candidates should carry on Reagan’s quest of no nukes

By William Lambers

It was President Ronald Reagan who said his goal was “to reduce substantially, and ultimately to eliminate, nuclear weapons and rid the world of the nuclear...

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Rearming for the apocalypse <p style='font size:14px'>By  Stephen Kinzer</p>

Rearming for the apocalypse

By Stephen Kinzer

AMERICANS ARE IN near-panic over the danger posed by Islamic terrorists. That danger, however, pales beside an emerging new one. President Obama has proposed a frighteningly...

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America Should Get Its Nuclear House in Order <p style='font size:14px'>By Lawrence J. Korb</p>

America Should Get Its Nuclear House in Order

By Lawrence J. Korb

There is no doubt that the United States and the international community should be concerned about the latest nuclear test by the unpredictable and unstable regime...

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Stephen Hawking Warns Of Technology Apocalypse Involving Nuclear Weapons, Genetically Engineered Diseases <p style='font size:14px'>By Jess Mchugh</p>

Stephen Hawking Warns Of Technology Apocalypse Involving Nuclear Weapons, Genetically Engineered Diseases

By Jess Mchugh

With the rapid progress of technology, as well as the possibility of weaponizing that science, the world needs to prepare for an event that would make Earth uninhabitable,...

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Nuclear weapons risk greater than in cold war, says ex-Pentagon chief <p style='font size:14px'>By Julian Borger</p>

Nuclear weapons risk greater than in cold war, says ex-Pentagon chief

By Julian Borger

The risks of a nuclear catastrophe – in a regional war, terrorist attack, by accident or miscalculation – is greater than it was during the cold war and rising,...

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Why nukes should interest young people <p style='font size:14px'>By William Lambers</p>

Why nukes should interest young people

By William Lambers

Recently, a college student in Boston asked, “How can we get young people interested in nuke disarmament?” As a presidential election year is upon us,...

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