China conducts mock intercontinental ballistic missile strike

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January
23

The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Rocket Force conducted a simulated intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) strike mission from an underground bunker against an imaginary enemy, the country’s national television reported Monday. China Central Television (CCTV) did not disclose details on the …

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How the Trump administration is changing U.S. missile defense

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January
22

President Trump last week revealed the U.S. Missile Defense Review (MDR), a congressionally mandated statement of U.S. policy to defend the United States, its forces and allies against missile attacks… The risk today is that both Moscow and Beijing may …

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Y-12: Work complete on W76-1 warhead program

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January
22

Work was completed in December on a program to extend the life of the W76 nuclear warhead, the Y-12 National Security Complex said on Monday. That ended a decade of work to extend the service life of the original warhead …

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North Korea’s bio weapons ‘more of a threat than nuclear arsenal’

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January
22

North Korea’s biological weapons pose a more serious military threat than its nuclear programme, according to defence analysts, while intelligence assessments have identified a sharp increase in internet searches originating in North Korea for “advanced gene and germ research”. A …

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Trump’s missile defense plan is bad strategy

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January
20

President Trump’s new missile defense plan is misguided. It will drain money from Pentagon priorities, provoke aggressive Chinese and Russian countermeasures, and fail to restrain large-scale nuclear attacks. Still, the plan announced on Thursday isn’t totally flawed. Trump’s pledge to …

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The Truth Behind Russia’s ‘Apocalypse Torpedo’

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January
19

Poseidon is a Putin’s showpiece. First revealed in 2015, this nuclear-powered underwater drone—one of Russia’s next-generation nuclear weapons—is nicknamed the “tsunami apocalypse torpedo” for its multi-megaton warhead that could create city-smashing waves… Powered by a miniature nuclear reactor, the apocalypse …

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The Year of Living Dangerously With Nuclear Weapons

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January
19

But if 2018 was chaotic, 2019 is poised to be a much more dangerous year for Washington, particularly when it comes to nuclear weapons. If the Trump administration’s foreign policy continues on its current trajectory, there is a significant chance …

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