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Trump and Kim battled subordinates ahead of spike in tensions

Trump and Kim battled subordinates ahead of spike in tensions

President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shattered more than a year of relative tranquility Thursday with the U.S. seizure of a North Korean vessel and...

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Richard Lugar, Who Helped in Securing Soviet Arsenal, Dies

Richard Lugar, Who Helped in Securing Soviet Arsenal, Dies

Richard Lugar worked to alert Americans about the threat of terrorism years before “weapons of mass destruction” became a common phrase following the...

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How maximum security inmates took on Cambridge in a debate about nuclear weapons — and won

How maximum security inmates took on Cambridge in a debate about nuclear weapons — and won

The three students from the University of Cambridge, wearing black suits and clutching sheaves of papers, stepped onto the wooden auditorium stage under the warm...

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U.S. to withdraw from nuclear arms control treaty with Russia, says Russian violations render the Cold War agreement moot

U.S. to withdraw from nuclear arms control treaty with Russia, says Russian violations render the Cold War agreement moot

The United States will pull out of a nuclear arms control treaty with Russia, the Trump administration announced Friday, ending a cornerstone Cold War agreement...

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Warren introduces bill to stop US using nuclear weapons first

Warren introduces bill to stop US using nuclear weapons first

Presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren introduced legislation Wednesday seeking to stop the US from launching a first-strike nuclear weapons attack on another...

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Trump Administration Begins Production Of A New Nuclear Weapon

Trump Administration Begins Production Of A New Nuclear Weapon

The U.S. Department of Energy has started making a new, low-yield nuclear weapon designed to counter Russia. The National Nuclear Security Administration says production...

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Why Reagan’s ‘Star Wars’ Defense Plan Remained Science Fiction

Why Reagan’s ‘Star Wars’ Defense Plan Remained Science Fiction

It was a plan that read like science fiction: A system armed with an array of space-based X-ray lasers would detect and deflect any nukes headed toward the United...

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Pentagon seeks to expand scope and sophistication of U.S. missile defenses

Pentagon seeks to expand scope and sophistication of U.S. missile defenses

The Trump administration is seeking to expand the scope and sophistication of American missile defenses on a scale not seen since President Ronald Reagan’s “Star...

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Trump can launch nuclear weapons whenever he wants, with or without Mattis

Trump can launch nuclear weapons whenever he wants, with or without Mattis

The abrupt and pointed resignation of Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis on Thursday alarmed official Washington. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) called him an “an...

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How George H.W. Bush Finished What Reagan Started in Ending the Cold War

How George H.W. Bush Finished What Reagan Started in Ending the Cold War

Ronald Reagan is often lauded as the U.S. President who won the Cold War, by orchestrating a massive arms buildup that the Soviet Union couldn’t afford to match,...

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