US Air Force pursues ‘dual-use’ conventional nuclear weapons

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August
31

It might seem like a paradox: be ready to fight a limited “tactical” nuclear war and maintain an ability to ensure catastrophic annihilation of an enemy with nuclear weapons to keep the peace. This contradiction forms the conceptual basis for …

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August
31

U.S. prosecutors on Thursday moved to seize cryptocurrency accounts allegedly used to launder an estimated $29 million stolen in cyberattacks aiding North Korea’s nuclear missile and weapons development programs. The action was the government’s latest response to malicious hacks against …

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US nuclear weapons budget could skyrocket if Russia treaty ends

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August
26

The New START nuclear pact’s demise could cost the Department of Defense as much as $439 billion for modernization, plus $28 billion in annual maintenance costs, the Congressional Budget Office said in a report published Tuesday. That price estimate, as …

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US Air Force fast-tracks new ICBM to avoid ‘missile gap’

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August
26

Senior Air Force weapons developers are concerned about a potential intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) readiness gap caused by the decline of existing Minuteman III weapons and a potential delay with bringing the new Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) online. The …

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North Korea’s nuclear weapons pose a greater threat than meets the eye

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August
26

Seventy-five years ago, the United States discovered the atomic bomb, fundamentally changing the strategic calculus of war. By espionage, the Soviet Union quickly developed its own nuclear weapons, leading to the world’s first nuclear stalemate. War planners soon realized that …

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Gantz to Pompeo: We will never allow Iran to obtain nuclear weapons

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August
24

Today’s meeting between Defense Minister Benny Gantz, Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi, and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has concluded. Reportedly, during the course of their discussion, Gantz told Pompeo, “We intend, in partnership with the United States, to continue …

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Nuclear weapons treaties: hypersonic missiles could complicate negotiations

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August
24

On 11 last August, according to Aviation Week, Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center posted by error a call for tenders for seven improvements to its intercontinental missiles, including “a thermal protection system allowing hypersonic gliding at intercontinental distances”. This is …

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USAF Rethinks Relationship Between Conventional, Nuclear Weapons

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August
21

The Air Force is crafting new policy that envisions more fluidity between conventional and nuclear weapons, as well as a broader range of options to keep others from using their own nuclear weapons.The U.S. has long treated conventional and nuclear …

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Do US Nuclear Weapons Help Protect Taiwan?

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August
19

In an earlier post I explained there is a risk the United States and China could go to war over Taiwan. The United States is prepared to use nuclear weapons to win that war. Some believe that helps protect Taiwan. …

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