Five Close Calls With Death: How the Cold War Nearly Went Nuclear

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November
8

During the Cold War, “crisis” had a special connotation, because each moment of political conflict raised the possibility of nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union. Every confrontation carried the potential not only for war, but for …

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Risk of new world war is real, head of UK armed forces warns

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November
8

There is a risk of a new world war if current, smaller conflicts escalate out of control, drawing in more countries and weapons, the head of the UK armed forces has warned. General Sir Nick Carter said the global economic …

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Navy Awards $9.47 Billion to Start New Class of Nuclear Submarine

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November
6

The Navy awarded a massive contract to General Dynamics Electric Boat on Thursday to build its first Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine and start work on its second. Electric Boat won the $9.47 billion bid to build the first-in-its-class Columbia sub, …

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Head of nuclear weapons agency unexpectedly resigns

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November
6

Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, the head of the National Nuclear Security Administration, has resigned her position effectively immediately, Defense News has learned. Gordon-Hagerty, who became the first woman to lead the NNSA in February 2018, sent her letter of resignation to the …

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Threat from nuclear weapons and missiles has grown since Trump entered office

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November
6

North Korea’s new road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missile, paraded through the streets of Pyongyang this past weekend, has underscored a worrying reality: The global threat from nuclear weapons and menacing missiles has grown since President Trump entered office, despite his administration’s …

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Pakistan’s Nuclear Weapons: The Most Dangerous WMD Program?

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November
4

Sandwiched between Iran, China, India and Afghanistan, Pakistan lives in a complicated neighborhood with a variety of security issues. One of the nine known states known to have nuclear weapons, Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal and doctrine are continually evolving to match …

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