Five Persistent Misconceptions About Modernizing The U.S. ICBM Force

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December
23

Since the 1960s, the nuclear triad has served as the bedrock of American national security. The triad represents nuclear deterrence in-depth for the nation: intercontinental ballistic missiles, nuclear-equipped bomber aircraft and sea-launched ballistic missiles. Yet, over the last 30 years, …

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US Navy to field C-130J-30 in nuclear communications role

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December
21

The US Navy (USN) looks set to field the Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Hercules in the Take Charge And Move Out (TACAMO) survivable nuclear communications role, with a solicitation for fatigue test aircraft issued on 18 December. The ‘stretched’ C-130J-30 Hercules …

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Russia to place 13 Yars and Avangard ICBM launchers on combat alert next year

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December
21

Russia’s Strategic Missile Force will get 13 launchers with Yars and Avangard intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) in 2021, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said at the ministry’s enlarged board meeting on Monday. Putin says Russian hypersonic weapons’ existence impacts global …

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Russia ‘Acted With Impunity’ in Hack on U.S., Senator Says

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December
20

U.S. officials say a lengthy effort lies ahead to identify the extent of a suspected Russian hack on federal agencies and private companies, and to craft an appropriate response. “We’re just getting our arms around the scope of this cyber-compromise,” …

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Taran: Russia preparing to deploy nuclear weapons in Crimea

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December
20

The Russian Federation is preparing to deploy nuclear weapons in the territory of the temporarily occupied Crimean peninsula. “Russia’s preparation for the deployment of nuclear weapons in Crimea poses a serious danger to the whole of Europe and the civilized …

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Nuclear weapons agency breached amid massive cyber onslaught

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December
18

The Energy Department and National Nuclear Security Administration, which maintains the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile, have evidence that hackers accessed their networks as part of an extensive espionage operation that has affected at least half a dozen federal agencies, officials …

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Global Nuclear Agency Chief Says Risks Increased Under Trump

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December
17

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the global nuclear watchdog, told CBS News that the world has become a more dangerous place partly due to President Donald Trump’s policies, and he urged Mr. Trump’s successor to return to …

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Sleepwalking Toward the Nuclear Precipice

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December
15

One of the best accounts of the lead-up to World War I, by the historian Christopher Clark, details how a group of European leaders led their nations into a conflict that none of them wanted. Gripped by nationalism and ensnared …

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