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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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What ‘Game of Thrones’ Taught Us About Nuclear Devastation

What ‘Game of Thrones’ Taught Us About Nuclear Devastation

Atomic bombs are primarily a means for the ruthless annihilation of cities.” Famed physicist Leo Szilard wrote those words in 1945, entreating President Harry...

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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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