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The Nuclear Posture Review signals a new arms race <p style='font size:14px'>By Katrina vanden Heuvel </p>

The Nuclear Posture Review signals a new arms race

By Katrina vanden Heuvel

On Friday, the Pentagon released its 2018 Nuclear Posture Review. Its debut demands more attention, because it announced a renewed round in the nuclear arms race,...

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s With nuclear weapons, we’re getting too comfortable thinking the unthinkable <p style='font size:14px'>By Richard A. Clarke and Steven Andreasen</p>

s With nuclear weapons, we’re getting too comfortable thinking the unthinkable

By Richard A. Clarke and Steven Andreasen

A dangerous disconnect is emerging between the horrific impacts of even the limited use of nuclear weapons, and leaders and policymakers who seem intent on threatening...

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Trump must realize Reagan’s vision for Star Wars defense — and soon <p style='font size:14px'>By Peter Pry</p>

Trump must realize Reagan’s vision for Star Wars defense — and soon

By Peter Pry

What would Ronald Reagan say if he were alive today and saw Hawaii living in fear, panicked by the false alarm of a nuclear missile strike from North Korea.  Surely,...

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Would the Air Force Let Airman Trump Near a Nuclear Weapon? <p style='font size:14px'>By Steven Buser</p>

Would the Air Force Let Airman Trump Near a Nuclear Weapon?

By Steven Buser

As a psychiatrist for the United States Air Force, one of my responsibilities was evaluating the mental stability of airmen who handled nuclear weapons, using the...

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Hawaii False Alarm Hints at Thin Line Between Mishap and Nuclear War <p style='font size:14px'>By Max Fisher</p>

Hawaii False Alarm Hints at Thin Line Between Mishap and Nuclear War

By Max Fisher

Nuclear experts are warning, using some of their most urgent language since President Trump took office, that Hawaii’s false alarm, in which state agencies alerted...

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A new Trump administration plan makes nuclear war likelier. <p style='font size:14px'>By Bruce Blair</p>

A new Trump administration plan makes nuclear war likelier.

By Bruce Blair

The Trump administration’s wizards of Armageddon have locked down their vision of the nuclear future. It is, by and large, a rehash of old thinking from previous...

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Loose talk about war with North Korea is irresponsible <p style='font size:14px'>By John R. Kasich</p>

Loose talk about war with North Korea is irresponsible

By John R. Kasich

With tensions continuing to build between the United States and North Korea, there’s growing talk by politicians and TV pundits that we are on the brink of war....

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The Quick or the Dead: What Trump Can Learn from Reagan on Nuclear Weapons <p style='font size:14px'>By Stanley A Weiss</p>

The Quick or the Dead: What Trump Can Learn from Reagan on Nuclear Weapons

By Stanley A Weiss

On June 14, 1946, the United States representative to the Atomic Energy Commission, Bernard Baruch, presented a novel and ambitious plan to his fellow commissioners....

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Now is the time to enact Reagan’s vision of missile defense <p style='font size:14px'>By Megan Reiss and Arthur Rizer</p>

Now is the time to enact Reagan’s vision of missile defense

By Megan Reiss and Arthur Rizer

With its frequent missile tests, including a dramatic one that flew over Japan, North Korea is signaling that it may be willing to use its nuclear weapons. The United...

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Nukes, Reagan and Us <p style='font size:14px'>By Jay Nordlinger</p>

Nukes, Reagan and Us

By Jay Nordlinger

On the homepage, I have a piece entitled “No Nukes, They Say.” It’s about the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize, given to ICAN, i.e., the International Campaign to...

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