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Pentagon unveils new nuclear weapons strategy, ending Obama-era push to reduce U.S. arsenal

Pentagon unveils new nuclear weapons strategy, ending Obama-era push to reduce U.S. arsenal

The Pentagon released a new nuclear arms policy Friday that calls for the introduction of two new types of weapons, effectively ending Obama-era efforts to reduce...

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Three Steps to Avert an Accidental Nuclear War

Three Steps to Avert an Accidental Nuclear War

The world has crossed over to a new nuclear era, where a fateful error — rather than intentional aggression is the most likely catalyst to nuclear catastrophe....

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Trump’s Nuclear Posture Review: Back to Armageddon

Trump’s Nuclear Posture Review: Back to Armageddon

It is no secret that when it comes to shaping government policy, Donald Trump has been driven by compulsion to undo the enlightened measures of his predecessor,...

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‘Is this the end of my life?’: False alert of missile attack sends Hawaii scrambling

‘Is this the end of my life?’: False alert of missile attack sends Hawaii scrambling

For 38 harrowing minutes, residents and tourists in Hawaii were left to believe that missiles were streaming across the sky toward the Pacific island chain after...

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White House dismisses criticism of Trump’s North Korea ‘Nuclear Button’ tweet

White House dismisses criticism of Trump’s North Korea ‘Nuclear Button’ tweet

The White House on Wednesday dismissed criticism of President Trump’s taunt that his “Nuclear Button” is larger and more effective than North Korea’s arsenal,...

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Exclusive: Pentagon evaluating U.S. West Coast missile defense sites – officials

Exclusive: Pentagon evaluating U.S. West Coast missile defense sites – officials

The U.S. agency tasked with protecting the country from missile attacks is scouting the West Coast for places to deploy new anti-missile defenses, two Congressmen...

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If Trump wants to use nuclear weapons, whether it’s ‘legal’ won’t matter

If Trump wants to use nuclear weapons, whether it’s ‘legal’ won’t matter

No national decision is as consequential, irreversible and fateful as the decision to use nuclear weapons. In the United States the president, and only the president,...

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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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