Archive for April, 2011

Got nukes?  Be bold By David E. Hoffman

Got nukes? Be bold By David E. Hoffman

When we think of nuclear warheads, we imagine those cone-shaped, threatening weapons perched atop missiles, ready to be launched, or bombs loaded aboard airplanes.

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NATO Powers Confer on Potential Tactical Nuke Curbs

NATO Powers Confer on Potential Tactical Nuke Curbs

The Obama administration is “intensively” pursuing potential tactical nuclear weapons reductions with Russia and conferring on the matter with other...

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Can Nuclear Deterrence Last? By Michael Krepon

Can Nuclear Deterrence Last? By Michael Krepon

Fred Charles Iklé did not leave lasting impressions during long stints in government as President Nixon and Ford’s Director of the Arms Control and Disarmament...

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Deterrence in the Age of Nuclear Proliferation

Deterrence in the Age of Nuclear Proliferation

As long as there has been war, there have been efforts to deter actions a nation considers threatening. Until fairly recently, this meant building a military establishment...

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Nuclear Weapons International Monitoring System Tracks Japan’s Nuclear Accident

Nuclear Weapons International Monitoring System Tracks Japan’s Nuclear Accident

Since the double disaster of the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that affected hundreds of thousands of people and seriously damaged the Fukushima Daichi power...

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Teaching about Ronald Reagan by Confronting Contradictions

Teaching about Ronald Reagan by Confronting Contradictions

As we approach the thirtieth anniversary of his inauguration and the twenty-second anniversary of his exit from the White House, Ronald Reagan has attained an iconic...

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What About the Cost of Nuclear Weapons?

What About the Cost of Nuclear Weapons?

The Congressional budget cuts are starting to happen fast and furious. Some of this is good, as we want to reign in spending. Other cuts were not well thought out,...

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Five Myths About Ronald Reagan

Five Myths About Ronald Reagan

It has been argued that Ronald Reagan was a myth himself, a construct of his own and other people’s imaginings, rather than an extraordinary American about...

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Why Does Pakistan Have World’s Fastest-Growing Nuclear Program?

Why Does Pakistan Have World’s Fastest-Growing Nuclear Program?

Even in the best of times, Pakistan’s nuclear-weapons program warrants alarm. But these are perilous days. At a moment of unprecedented misgiving betweenWashington...

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U.S. Begins First New START Nuclear Check

U.S. Begins First New START Nuclear Check

A group of U.S. officials were set on Wednesday to begin the first inspection inside Russia under a new bilateral strategic nuclear arms control treaty, the State...

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