Archive for February, 2014

Castle Bravo: The Largest U.S. Nuclear Explosion

Castle Bravo: The Largest U.S. Nuclear Explosion

March 1 marks the 60th anniversary of Castle Bravo, the largest thermonuclear device ever detonated by the United States. The test was part of a larger operation...

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How Ukraine’s Crisis Could Of Been a Nuclear Nightmare.

How Ukraine’s Crisis Could Of Been a Nuclear Nightmare.

Since Sunday, Ukraine’s new, built-in-chaos government has been chasing its ex-President Viktor Yanukovych around the country. He might be in Crimea; there was...

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The Threat to America’s Nukes <p style='font size:14px'>By Michael Krepon</p>

The Threat to America’s Nukes

By Michael Krepon

The wages of austerity are coming due for America’s military. On Monday, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced a major downsizing of the U.S. Army. He wants...

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What the Left and Right Still Get Wrong About Ronald Reagan

What the Left and Right Still Get Wrong About Ronald Reagan

Episode 22 of CNN’s Cold War series features a clip from Spitting Image, a British satire featuring grotesque puppets purporting to take us inside the Reagan White...

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International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) By Chuck Baynton The dawn of the nineteenth century saw widespread, legally sanctioned markets where black...

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Imagine World Without Nuclear Weapons <p style='font size:14px'>By Desmond Tutu</p>

Imagine World Without Nuclear Weapons

By Desmond Tutu

In February 1990, the same month that Nelson Mandela, also known as Madiba, walked free after 27 years behind bars, South Africa’s then-President, Frederik...

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Three Reagan myths

Three Reagan myths

Thursday was Ronald Reagan’s 103rd birthday. When it comes to the Gipper, there are still a few common misconceptions out there, according to James Graham Wilson,...

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