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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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The U.S. has treated Russia like a loser since the end of the Cold War <p style='font size:14px'>By  Jack F. Matlock Jr</p>

The U.S. has treated Russia like a loser since the end of the Cold War

By Jack F. Matlock Jr

One afternoon in September 1987, Secretary of State George Shultz settled in a chair across the table from Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze in a New York...

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A nuclear weapons strategy that’s stuck in the past <p style='font size:14px'>By Rachel Maddow</p>

A nuclear weapons strategy that’s stuck in the past

By Rachel Maddow

The major general “was visibly agitated about the long delay” at the airport, the witness said. “He appeared drunk and, in the public area, talked loudly about...

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The Threat to America’s Nukes <p style='font size:14px'>By Michael Krepon</p>

The Threat to America’s Nukes

By Michael Krepon

The wages of austerity are coming due for America’s military. On Monday, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced a major downsizing of the U.S. Army. He wants...

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