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Don’t Count on the Cabinet to Stop a Trump-Ordered Nuclear Strike

Don’t Count on the Cabinet to Stop a Trump-Ordered Nuclear Strike

Stop counting on Secretary of Defense James Mattis or Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to stop a nuclear war if Donald Trump wants one, says Bill Perry. They couldn’t. Perry,...

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Corker announces Senate hearing to examine Trump’s ‘authority to use nuclear weapons’

Corker announces Senate hearing to examine Trump’s ‘authority to use nuclear weapons’

After months of questioning President Donald Trump’s temperament and fitness for office, Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., announced Wednesday that he would convene...

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Edgar on Strategy (Part VIII): Reagan, Reykjavik, and strategic imagination

Edgar on Strategy (Part VIII): Reagan, Reykjavik, and strategic imagination

Just over thirty years ago, U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev came tantalizingly close to eliminating nuclear weapons. Only Reagan’s...

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Can anyone stop Trump from attacking North Korea?

Can anyone stop Trump from attacking North Korea?

In testimony Monday, top Trump administration officials confirmed that if President Trump decided to strike North Korea, even with a nuclear weapon, there likely...

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These Cold War hawks are now championing an end to nuclear weapons

These Cold War hawks are now championing an end to nuclear weapons

It was an op-ed that turned heads: “A World Free of Nuclear Weapons.” The 2007 piece, co-authored by George P. Shultz, Henry A. Kissinger, William J. Perry and...

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The Iran deal is working. Here’s how we know.

The Iran deal is working. Here’s how we know.

If the United States breaks with the International Atomic Energy Agency, the six other signatories and the conclusions of our own State Department by decertifying...

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The nuclear football is a lot like a Denny’s menu

The nuclear football is a lot like a Denny’s menu

Following President Donald Trump’s speech in Arizona on Tuesday, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper on CNN voiced concerns about Trump’s...

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How congressional Republicans are trying to undermine U.S.-Russia relations

How congressional Republicans are trying to undermine U.S.-Russia relations

As U.S.-Russia relations continue to sour, President Trump has taken to Twitter to blame Congress for the continuing deterioration. Trump’s finger-pointing may...

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It’s time to admit Ronald Reagan was right about missile defense

It’s time to admit Ronald Reagan was right about missile defense

Several decades ago, President Ronald Reagan advocated building an intercontinental missile defense system that would shield the United States from a first-strike...

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The test that changed the world

The test that changed the world

On July 16, 1945, Manhattan Project scientists, government officials and soldiers witnessed the successful Trinity test at Alamogordo, N.M. The “Gadget” yielded...

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