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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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Trump says he has ‘good energy’ with Kim Jong Un, trusts him to denuclearize North Korea

Trump says he has ‘good energy’ with Kim Jong Un, trusts him to denuclearize North Korea

In an interview with CBS’ “60 Minutes” that aired Sunday night, President Trump said he trusts North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to dismantle its nuclear weapons...

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A massive new biography of Ronald Reagan forces comparisons to President Trump

A massive new biography of Ronald Reagan forces comparisons to President Trump

Publication of Bob Spitz’s massive biography of Ronald Reagan couldn’t have been more timely. In coming out on the eve of the midterm elections, “Reagan: An...

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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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