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The US government just declassified 750 nuclear-weapons movies and put a bunch on YouTube

The US government just declassified 750 nuclear-weapons movies and put a bunch on YouTube

In its quest for Cold War military superiority, the United States detonated more than 1,000 nuclear weapons. Government researchers blew up many of the bombs on...

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Air Force nuclear officer: New START treaty is ‘good for us’ <p style='font size:14px'>By Aaron Mehta </p>

Air Force nuclear officer: New START treaty is ‘good for us’

By Aaron Mehta

A top Air Force officer today defended the New START treaty as a major component of America’s strategic security, a week after the agreement with Russia was blasted...

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Trump wants to make sure U.S. nuclear arsenal at ‘top of the pack’

Trump wants to make sure U.S. nuclear arsenal at ‘top of the pack’

President Donald Trump said on Thursday he wants to ensure the U.S. nuclear arsenal is at the “top of the pack,” saying the United States has fallen...

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What Trump Doesn’t Get About Nukes

What Trump Doesn’t Get About Nukes

Mikhail Gorbachev, the former Soviet premier, warned in an extraordinary article late last month that the “increasingly belligerent” tone of geopolitical debates...

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Dems seek to limit Trump’s options for using nuclear weapons

Dems seek to limit Trump’s options for using nuclear weapons

Two Democrats are pushing Congress to restrict President Trump’s ability to launch nuclear weapons, reintroducing a bicameral bill Tuesday that would prohibit...

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Trump’s offer to Russia: an end to sanctions for nuclear arms cut

Trump’s offer to Russia: an end to sanctions for nuclear arms cut

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will propose offering to end sanctions imposed on Russia over its annexation of Crimea in return for a nuclear arms reduction deal...

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World War Three, By Mistake

World War Three, By Mistake

On June 3, 1980, at about two-thirty in the morning, computers at the National Military Command Center, beneath the Pentagon, at the headquarters of the North American...

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Trump’s Nuclear Weapons Tweet, Translated and Explained

Trump’s Nuclear Weapons Tweet, Translated and Explained

The last time the United States declared its nuclear weapons policy, in 2010, it required a year of deliberation and a fussed-over 64-page report to set it out....

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The Real Nuclear Threat

The Real Nuclear Threat

Donald Trump’s candidacy has been a source of anxiety for many reasons, but one stands out: the ability of the President to launch nuclear weapons. When it comes...

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The Flimsy Case Against No-First-Use of Nuclear Weapons

The Flimsy Case Against No-First-Use of Nuclear Weapons

In one of the less noted exchanges at Monday night’s debate, Donald Trump appeared to rule out the idea that if he were president he would deploy “first use”...

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