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Here’s what war with North Korea would look like

Here’s what war with North Korea would look like

Late last September, I moderated a discussion about North Korea with retired Navy Adm. James Stavridis, whose 37-year military career included a stint running...

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We Need a Complete Nuclear-Weapons Ban

We Need a Complete Nuclear-Weapons Ban

On Saturday morning, people in Hawaii awoke to emergency alerts on their phones. ballistic missile threat inbound to hawaii. seek immediate shelter. this is not...

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Trump’s Decision on U.S. Role in Iran Nuclear Deal

Trump’s Decision on U.S. Role in Iran Nuclear Deal

The Trump administration is approaching two deadlines this week that are tied to the nuclear deal between the P5+1 (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom,...

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Why nuclear war with North Korea is less likely than you think

Why nuclear war with North Korea is less likely than you think

On Tuesday night, in response to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s claim to have a nuclear button on his desk, President Trump tweeted, “I too have a Nuclear...

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Rocket Men: The Team Building North Korea’s Nuclear Missile

Rocket Men: The Team Building North Korea’s Nuclear Missile

When the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un celebrated the launch of a powerful new missile last month, he was surrounded by a group of top scientists and officials....

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Nuclear destruction ‘one impulsive tantrum away,’ Nobel winners warn

Nuclear destruction ‘one impulsive tantrum away,’ Nobel winners warn

The winners of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize have warned countries that possess nuclear weapons to eliminate their “instruments of insanity” or risk mutual...

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North Korea is a nuclear state. But can the U.S. accept that?

North Korea is a nuclear state. But can the U.S. accept that?

Every time North Korea does something provocative — which is often — Washington insists that Pyongyang must give up its nuclear weapons program. Just last weekend,...

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If North Korea fires a nuclear missile at the U.S., how could it be stopped?

If North Korea fires a nuclear missile at the U.S., how could it be stopped?

North Korea can make a nuclear bomb and has an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the U.S. mainland. If it launches such a missile, the United...

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Pope asks leaders to imagine a world without nuclear weapons

Pope asks leaders to imagine a world without nuclear weapons

Pope Francis warned Friday that nuclear deterrence policies developed during the Cold War provided a “false sense of security” and he urged government leaders...

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North Korea Rouses Neighbors to Reconsider Nuclear Weapons

North Korea Rouses Neighbors to Reconsider Nuclear Weapons

A debate is raging in both Japan and South Korea about the nuclear option, driven by the North’s rapidly advancing capabilities and concern the United States might...

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