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How Obama Made It Easier for Trump to Launch a Nuke

How Obama Made It Easier for Trump to Launch a Nuke

Most folks push to the back of their minds the harrowing notion that a single person could, with one command, launch nuclear Armageddon. And even when we do think...

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John McCain, Nuclear Disarmament, and What Might Have Been

John McCain, Nuclear Disarmament, and What Might Have Been

John McCain wanted to ban the bomb. It is not the image one has of the late Arizona senator, but when he ran for president in 2008, he argued that “the United...

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The ‘Downwinders’ From Atomic Testing Get Deserved Attention

The ‘Downwinders’ From Atomic Testing Get Deserved Attention

It’s dress rehearsal at the Santa Fe Opera and Tina Cordova is waiting for her cue. “There is not a single one of us onstage that isn’t either...

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Why Trump torpedoed Obama’s Iran deal

Why Trump torpedoed Obama’s Iran deal

The lobbying campaign to save the Iran nuclear agreement was intense and took months. British Prime Minister Theresa May raised the deal with President Trump in...

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For nuclear weapons reduction, a way to verify without revealing

For nuclear weapons reduction, a way to verify without revealing

n past negotiations aimed at reducing the arsenals of the world’s nuclear superpowers, chiefly the U.S. and Russia, a major sticking point has been the verification...

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Before meeting with Kim, Trump should look back to Reykjavik

Before meeting with Kim, Trump should look back to Reykjavik

If there is a secret file drawer at the White House that contains lessons left by previous presidents, President Trump should thumb through them for a folder labeled...

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Pentagon unveils new nuclear weapons strategy, ending Obama-era push to reduce U.S. arsenal

Pentagon unveils new nuclear weapons strategy, ending Obama-era push to reduce U.S. arsenal

The Pentagon released a new nuclear arms policy Friday that calls for the introduction of two new types of weapons, effectively ending Obama-era efforts to reduce...

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Three Steps to Avert an Accidental Nuclear War

Three Steps to Avert an Accidental Nuclear War

The world has crossed over to a new nuclear era, where a fateful error — rather than intentional aggression is the most likely catalyst to nuclear catastrophe....

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Trump’s Nuclear Posture Review: Back to Armageddon

Trump’s Nuclear Posture Review: Back to Armageddon

It is no secret that when it comes to shaping government policy, Donald Trump has been driven by compulsion to undo the enlightened measures of his predecessor,...

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‘Is this the end of my life?’: False alert of missile attack sends Hawaii scrambling

‘Is this the end of my life?’: False alert of missile attack sends Hawaii scrambling

For 38 harrowing minutes, residents and tourists in Hawaii were left to believe that missiles were streaming across the sky toward the Pacific island chain after...

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