Archive for July, 2011

Gates and tactical nuclear weapons in Europe By Kingston Reif & Emma Lecavalier

Gates and tactical nuclear weapons in Europe By Kingston Reif & Emma Lecavalier

In a recent speech in Brussels, departing Defense Secretary Robert Gates criticized European members of NATO for allowing defense obligations to fall increasingly...

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Top General:  U.S. Needs Fresh Look at Deterrence, Nuclear Triad

Top General: U.S. Needs Fresh Look at Deterrence, Nuclear Triad

Future national military strategy should strike a balance between fielding conventional weapons and nuclear arms, with the latter viewed as less usable against...

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Time for a Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty by Kathy Crandall Robinson

Time for a Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty by Kathy Crandall Robinson

July 16 marks the 66th anniversary of the first nuclear weapons test explosion. The United States’ test, code-named “Trinity,” was exploded in the desert of...

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Dealing With Pakistan’s Nuclear Weapons During The Afghanistan Withdrawal By Joel Rubin

Dealing With Pakistan’s Nuclear Weapons During The Afghanistan Withdrawal By Joel Rubin

Now that President Obama has decided to end the surge in Afghanistan by late next year, and to bring the troops home by 2014, a clear vision about the American military...

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Pakistan’s Nuclear-Bomb Maker says North Korea Paid Bribes For Know-How

Pakistan’s Nuclear-Bomb Maker says North Korea Paid Bribes For Know-How

Former official says North Korea bribed top Pakistani military officials to obtain access to sensitive nuclear technology.

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The Nuclear Question by Archbishop Francis Chullikatt

The Nuclear Question by Archbishop Francis Chullikatt

The “nuclear question” is at once complex and straightforward: what do we do with the Cold War legacy of thousands of the most destructive weapons humankind...

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Nuclear Trafficking: A Growing Threat

Nuclear Trafficking: A Growing Threat

If terrorists ever get their hands on a nuclear bomb or the means to build one, it will likely occur in the area that surrounds and feeds into the Black Sea. This...

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Kazakhstan reels from impact of nuclear tests, 20 years on

Kazakhstan reels from impact of nuclear tests, 20 years on

SEMEY, Kazakhstan — The 79-year-old Yevdokia Matushkina struggles to remember. Her memories often fail her.Except one. Sitting in her tiny room at a home for...

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Modernizing Nuclear Weapons Testing Methods is Essential<p></p> By Sen. Jake Garn

Modernizing Nuclear Weapons Testing Methods is Essential

By Sen. Jake Garn

In 1985, I orbited the Earth on the space shuttle Discovery amid the tensions of the Cold War. That experience, during a time when the nuclear arsenals of the United...

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The New Party of Reagan<p></p> By Dana Milbank

The New Party of Reagan

By Dana Milbank

After he switched to the Republican Party in 1962, Ronald Reagan famously quipped: “I didn’t leave the Democratic Party. The party left me.”  Now, the Republican...

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