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US military deploys new type of nuclear weapon seen as key to countering Russia

US military deploys new type of nuclear weapon seen as key to countering Russia

The US military deployed a new submarine-launched low-yield nuclear weapon, something the Pentagon sees as critical to countering the threat posed by Russia’s...

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Fourth Spy at Los Alamos Knew A-Bomb’s Inner Secrets

Fourth Spy at Los Alamos Knew A-Bomb’s Inner Secrets

Historians recently uncovered another Soviet spy in the U.S. atomic bomb program. Fresh disclosures show he worked on the device’s explosive trigger.

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Donald Trump is no Ronald Reagan

Donald Trump is no Ronald Reagan

In equating President Donald Trump’s Jan. 8 “hostage video” remarks on Iran to President Ronald Reagan’s justifiably famous call on Soviet leader Gorbachev...

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Trump faces pivotal year with Russia on arms control

Trump faces pivotal year with Russia on arms control

The coming year is poised to be pivotal for U.S.-Russia arms control talks. The New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START), the last major treaty constraining...

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Historians Find Another Spy in the U.S. Atomic Bomb Project

Historians Find Another Spy in the U.S. Atomic Bomb Project

The world’s first atomic bomb was detonated on July 16, 1945, in the New Mexican desert — a result of a highly secretive effort code-named the Manhattan Project,...

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U.S.-Russian Nuclear Arms Control Watch

U.S.-Russian Nuclear Arms Control Watch

The Trump administration is reportedly on the verge of withdrawing from the 1992 Open Skies Treaty, according to lawmakers and media reports. Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.),...

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The US proves Russia right with its first post-treaty missile launch

The US proves Russia right with its first post-treaty missile launch

The US Army hurled a Tomahawk missile into the ocean off the coast of Southern California on Monday in a demonstration of American missile might and—you have to...

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We still can’t ‘win’ a nuclear war. Pretending we could is a dangerous fantasy

We still can’t ‘win’ a nuclear war. Pretending we could is a dangerous fantasy

The U.S. should swear off first use of nuclear weapons. Elizabeth Warren had it right in the debate.

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Nuclear weapons: experts alarmed by new Pentagon ‘war-fighting’ doctrine

Nuclear weapons: experts alarmed by new Pentagon ‘war-fighting’ doctrine

The Pentagon believes using nuclear weapons could “create conditions for decisive results and the restoration of strategic stability”, according to a new nuclear...

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Democrats rebuff GOP push for low-yield nuclear weapons

Democrats rebuff GOP push for low-yield nuclear weapons

House Democrats rebuffed attempts by Republicans Wednesday to authorize funding for so-called low-yield nuclear weapons that the Trump administration says are key...

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