Why Nuclear Force Modernization Must Happen: Maj. Gen. Lutton

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February
15

With Russia and China still posing an existential threat to the United States because of its large nuclear force, and North Korea and Iran eager to become strategic nuclear powers, combined with the increasing age of the US nuclear forces, …

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Nuclear weapon cuts damage arms control

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February
15

As the Biden administration and 117th Congress begin ranking their priorities on U.S. nuclear modernization and arms control, the United States stands at a critical juncture where decisions made now will affect the U.S. nuclear force well into the 2070s …

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Europeans rebuke Iran for taking ‘key step’ to build nuclear weapon

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February
13

Iranian researchers have been caught taking another “key step” in their bid to construct nuclear weapons, drawing a harsh rebuke from Washington’s leading European allies. “Iran has no credible civilian justification for these activities, which are a key step in …

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U.S. Drives for Space Weapons

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February
13

The U.S. mission to dominate and control the military use of space has been, historically and at present, a major obstacle to achieving nuclear disarmament and a peaceful path to preserve all life on earth. Reagan rejected Gorbachev’s offer to …

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When Allies Go Nuclear

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February
12

The year is 2030. Seismic monitors have just detected an unforeseen underground atomic explosion, signaling that yet another country has joined the growing club of nuclear-armed states. There are now 20 such countries, more than double the number in 2021. …

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How Close Did the Capitol Rioters Get to the Nuclear “Football”?

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February
12

Among the many startling videos shown at Wednesday’s impeachment trial documenting the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, there was one clip that was so brief, subtle, and beside the immediate point that the House managers didn’t highlight it—but it …

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Russia testing and deploying new generation nuclear weapons up north

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February
11

Russia is actively testing new weapons systems that do not fit into the traditional framework of arms control treaties near the borders of Norway and Finland, according to the annual report by Norway’s Intelligence Service (NIS) released Monday. While the …

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Air Force prepares for budget battle over nuclear weapons

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February
11

The battle lines are being drawn for what is expected to be the biggest clash over the Pentagon budget this year: whether to keep pursuing a new $100 billion replacement for the nuclear missiles now on standby across five western …

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Iran might pursue a nuclear weapon, intel minister warns the West

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February
9

Iran’s intelligence minister warned the West that his country could push for a nuclear weapon if crippling international sanctions on Tehran remain in place, state television reported Tuesday. The remarks by Mahmoud Alavi mark a rare occasion that a government …

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Why Chinese Nuclear Weapons Modernization Is the Real Deal

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February
8

China has created its own robust deterrent, complete with a triad. Now China is working to close any gaps with America. China’s nuclear ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs, or “boomers”) are soon to become a major worry for the United States. …

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