A Nuclear First Strike Should Still Be an Option for America

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February
6

Democrats in the U.S. House and Senate introduced legislation last week to prevent the U.S. from using nuclear weapons unless first attacked by nuclear weapons from another country. Ideally, the bill will induce a long-needed reconsideration of U.S. nuclear weapons …

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French warplane fires nuclear-capable missile in deterrence drill

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February
6

France has fired a nuclear-capable missile as part of an exercise aimed at demonstrating the country’s deterrent capability. The 11-hour mission involved a missile fired from a Rafale warplane and tested all phases of an attack, with French Air Force …

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Pakistan Tests Nuke-Capable Missile Designed to Beat Indian S-400s

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February
5

Last month, Pakistan conducted two tests of its Nasr/Hatf-IX close-range ballistic missile. Pakistan boasts that the missile, capable of carrying nuclear weapons, can beat India’s best missile defense systems: the S-400s it recently bought from Russia. Designed for forward deployment, …

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Welcome to the new nuclear arms race

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February
5

On Friday, the Trump administration announced the U.S. would withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, a landmark deal signed in 1987 by President Reagan. This treaty marked the beginning of the end of the Cold War. The very …

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USSTRATCOM Commander to coordinate country’s nuclear forces

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February
4

The leader of United States Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base has a new job and it means a new mission for USSTRATCOM. Its commander is now in charge of consolidating the United States’ nuclear components… Those forces include …

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Iran Unveils New Long-range Missile for Islamic Revolution Anniversary

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February
3

Iran displayed a new cruise missile with a range of 1,300 kilometers (800 miles) on Saturday during celebrations marking the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, state television reported. Iran has expanded its missile program, particularly its ballistic missiles, in …

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Russia withdraws from Cold War-era nuclear weapons treaty with US

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February
2

Russia has suspended a Cold War-era nuclear weapons treaty, President Vladimir Putin said, after the United States accused Moscow of violations and said it would withdraw from the arms control pact. The Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty prevents the two …

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