Archive for June, 2013

Senate Scales Back the B61

Senate Scales Back the B61

In a victory for fiscal sanity, Senate appropriators today cut the budget for the B61 gravity bomb, a $10 billion program to upgrade a weapon that President Obama...

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The vision thing <p style='font size:14px'>By Michael Krepon</p>

The vision thing

By Michael Krepon

President Obama has the gift of being able to make stirring speeches, most recently in Berlin calling for nuclear arms reductions and action on climate change. –...

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Our Generation’s Security Challenge: Eliminating Nuclear Weapons <p style='font size:14px'>By Joel Rubin</p>

Our Generation’s Security Challenge: Eliminating Nuclear Weapons

By Joel Rubin

There are approximately 17,300 nuclear weapons in the world across nine countries. Of these, nearly 7,700 are in the United States.This is why we should pay attention...

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A Modest Nuclear Agenda

A Modest Nuclear Agenda

President Obama’s latest nuclear weapons proposals, announced last week in Berlin, were a disappointing example of what happens when soaring vision collides with...

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Death by Cuts to a Thousand <p style='font size:14px'>By Daryl G. Kimball</p>

Death by Cuts to a Thousand

By Daryl G. Kimball

In a powerful speech in Prague fewer than 100 days after his 2009 inauguration, President Barack Obama warned that “the threat of global nuclear war has gone...

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Barack Obama to call for nuclear stockpile reductions in Berlin speech

Barack Obama to call for nuclear stockpile reductions in Berlin speech

The US president, Barack Obama, will renew his call to reduce the world’s nuclear stockpiles, including a proposed one-third reduction in US and Russian arsenals,...

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22 ‘pointless’ US nuclear bombs at Dutch airbase

22 ‘pointless’ US nuclear bombs at Dutch airbase

A Dutch airbase houses 22 tactical nuclear bombs belonging to the United States as part of a Cold War military arsenal described by the country’s former Prime...

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The Long and Winding Road to Nuclear Security

The Long and Winding Road to Nuclear Security

The Long and Winding Road to Nuclear Security By Nathan Pyles Fifty years ago on June 10, 1963, President John F. Kennedy in this landmark American University commencement...

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The nuclear bomb we don’t need <p style='font size:14px'>By Steve Andreasen</p>

The nuclear bomb we don’t need

By Steve Andreasen

The American B61 is a massively expensive investment that provides no real military capability and no real deterrence in today’s Europe. – More

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Nuclear powers boost weapons

Nuclear powers boost weapons

Three of the world’s nuclear powers — China, India and Pakistan — have increased their arsenals over the past year, while the other five have cut...

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