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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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American Foreign Policy Could Use More Prudence

American Foreign Policy Could Use More Prudence

During George H. W. Bush’s single term in the White House, the Berlin Wall fell and Germany reunified peacefully. The Warsaw Pact dissolved, the Soviet Union crumbled,...

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How George H.W. Bush helped end the Cold War peacefully

How George H.W. Bush helped end the Cold War peacefully

President Ronald Reagan famously called on Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down this wall” — the Berlin Wall. But the wall actually came...

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Decades after ‘Star Wars,’ Pentagon looks back to the future on missile defense

Decades after ‘Star Wars,’ Pentagon looks back to the future on missile defense

More than three decades ago, Michael D. Griffin was at the center of the military’s “Star Wars” initiative, working to realize President Ronald Reagan’s...

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Trump says US is ending decades-old nuclear arms treaty with Russia

Trump says US is ending decades-old nuclear arms treaty with Russia

President Donald Trump announced Saturday that the US is pulling out of the landmark Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia, a decades-old agreement...

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U.S. to Tell Russia It Is Leaving Landmark I.N.F. Treaty

U.S. to Tell Russia It Is Leaving Landmark I.N.F. Treaty

The Trump administration is preparing to tell Russian leaders next week that it is planning to exit the landmark Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, in part...

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