Archive for January, 2013

N. Korean nuke test can’t fool global sensors

N. Korean nuke test can’t fool global sensors

A nuclear test by North Korea will generate sound waves, seismic shock waves similar to an earthquake and, if the test site is not properly sealed, a spike in levels...

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Hagel Is Under Attack for Having Views on Nuclear Weapons That Have Been Mainstream Since Reagan

Hagel Is Under Attack for Having Views on Nuclear Weapons That Have Been Mainstream Since Reagan

Among the many heresies imputed to Chuck Hagel is the belief that we can greatly reduce our nuclear arsenal. The former Nebraska senator’s views, however,...

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North Korean Leader Vows Strong Action

North Korean Leader Vows Strong Action

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un convened top security and foreign affairs officials and ordered them to take “substantial and high-profile important state...

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Is Nuclear Arms Control Dead? <p style='font size:14px'>By David Hoffman</p>

Is Nuclear Arms Control Dead?

By David Hoffman

In his first inaugural address, President Obama made this pledge: “With old friends and former foes, we will work tirelessly to lessen the nuclear threat,...

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Give Peace a Chance—In Space

Give Peace a Chance—In Space

“The wars of the future will not be fought on the battlefield or at sea,” a military academy commandant voiced by Willem Dafoe intones toward the end...

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Deafness at Doomsday <p style='font size:14px'>By Lawrence M. Krauss</p>

Deafness at Doomsday

By Lawrence M. Krauss

TO our great peril, the scientific community has had little success in recent years influencing policy on global security. Perhaps this is because the best scientists...

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The Myth of Nuclear Necessity <p style='font size:14px'>By Ward Wilson</p>

The Myth of Nuclear Necessity

By Ward Wilson

Five years ago, four titans of American foreign policy — the former secretaries of state George P. Shultz and Henry A. Kissinger, the former defense secretary...

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Hagel’s nuclear options

Hagel’s nuclear options

When Chuck Hagel arrives at the Pentagon, pending Senate confirmation, near the top of his E-Ring inbox will be President Obama’s plans to reduce and upgrade America’s...

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Rethinking the Unthinkable ‘Five Myths About Nuclear Weapons,’ and More

Rethinking the Unthinkable ‘Five Myths About Nuclear Weapons,’ and More

  One of the striking features of our long coexistence with nuclear weapons is how the fear of them has receded. In the 1950s and ’60s, when Hiroshima and...

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The price of deterrence <p style='font size:14px'>By James Blitz</p>

The price of deterrence

By James Blitz

It is more than 60 years since Operation Hurricane, when Britain detonated its first atomic bomb in HMS Plym, a second world war frigate, off Australia.

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