Russia and the U.S. Need a Timeout on Nuclear Weapons

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October
31

I’ve never sat down and negotiated a nuclear arms agreement, but I spent much of my military career acting on the decisions made at those tables. And with a landmark deal between the U.S. and Russia set to expire in …

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Can the U.S. Catch Up to China and Russia on Hypersonic Weapons?

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October
31

The Pentagon hopes to fast-track and further accelerate technologies able to track and destroy attacking hypersonic weapons, in light of the troubling reality that both China and Russia currently have advanced hypersonic missiles at mature stages of development. Air Force …

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Watch: US Air Force Test-Fires 50-Year-Old Minuteman III ICBM

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October
30

In its fourth scheduled test of 2020, the US Air Force launched an unarmed LGM-30 Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) early Thursday morning to verify the half-century-old rocket’s instruments still work. The Pentagon recently signed a deal for Northrop …

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Why Won’t Canada Back a Nuclear Weapons’ Ban?

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October
30

In a win for the long-term survival of humanity, the United Nations’ treaty banning nuclear weapons was ratified by the 50th country over the weekend, allowing the pact to pass. But any celebration in Canada should be muted by embarrassment …

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10 years until Armageddon: The nuclear threat grows

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October
30

In my judgment, the U.S. and indeed the global community are less than 10 years from the brink of a possible nuclear weapons disaster. The continued proliferation and modernization of atomic weapons will lead inexorably to their possession and eventual …

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Why Is Nuclear Weapons Modernization So Difficult?

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October
28

After waiting until the last feasible moment to begin fully modernizing the nuclear triad, the projected cost is significant and the timeline unyielding. The United States now faces nonlinear rising costs for its strategic forces, and the defense budget implications …

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Russia and China’s Nuclear Weapons are Becoming More Dangerous

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October
28

The U.S. must massively “revise” its nuclear weapons-oriented 21st-Century Strategic Deterrence Theory to reinvigorate its arsenal of current and future weapons of mass destruction as a way to stay in front of fast-modernizing rivals, the Commander of U.S. Strategic Command …

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Treaty to ban nuclear weapons made official with 50th UN signatory

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October
25

An international treaty banning nuclear weapons has been ratified by a 50th country, the UN has said, allowing the historic though essentially symbolic text to enter into force after 90 days.While nuclear powers have not signed up to the treaty, …

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The U.S. Military’s Nuclear Warfighting Manual Is Now Revealed

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October
24

The U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff in mid-June 2019 briefly published the Pentagon’s official doctrine on the use of nuclear weapons. The joint chiefs quickly pulled the document — Joint Publication 3-72, Nuclear Operations — from the public website. “The …

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Not a Secret: Israel Has Submarines Armed With Nuclear Missiles

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October
24

Israel has never officially admitted to possessing nuclear weapons. Unofficially, Tel Aviv wants everyone to know it has them, and doesn’t hesitate to make thinly-veiled references to its willingness to use them if confronted by an existential threat. Estimates on …

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