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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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Obama Unlikely to Vow No First Use of Nuclear Weapons

Obama Unlikely to Vow No First Use of Nuclear Weapons

President Obama, who has weighed ruling out a first use of a nuclear weapon in a conflict, appears likely to abandon the proposal after top national security advisers...

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Nuclear accident in New Mexico ranks among the costliest in U.S. history

Nuclear accident in New Mexico ranks among the costliest in U.S. history

When a drum containing radioactive waste blew up in an underground nuclear dump in New Mexico two years ago, the Energy Department rushed to quell concerns in the...

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