Deterrence Assurance: The True Value of the Nuclear Triad

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June
28

In a new analysis published by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists in June, Princeton’s Professor Frank von Hippel proposes to unilaterally eliminate America’s intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) force. The ICBM force consists of some 64 percent of all U.S. …

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Nuclear force: Why India needs to increase its nuclear stockpile

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June
28

Most nuclear-armed states provide little or no information about the exact size of their nuclear arsenal. So, any information related to the size and composition of the nuclear weapon stockpiles of any country are just estimates. Since the Cold War …

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Toward Nuclear and WMD Fluency in Professional Military Education

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June
26

Concerns about nuclear deterrence can be seen in posture statements late in the Obama years and in the Trump-era policies that followed. The 2018 Nuclear Posture Review described a deteriorating nuclear security environment, the growing complexity of deterrence, the coercive …

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US officials double down on push for nuclear modernization

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June
26

A top U.S. nuclear security official and the leaders of three key national laboratories doubled down Friday on the push to modernize the country’s nuclear arsenal and the science and technology that back it up. During a virtual forum, the …

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Open Letter to Anti-Nuclear Activists

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June
21

Anti-nuclear activist groups like the so-called Physicians for Social Responsibility, Ploughshares, Union of Concerned Scientists, Federation of American Scientists, and others criticize the U.S. and national security professionals for supposedly wrongly “demonizing” Russia, China, North Korea and Iran. Hypocritically, these …

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Iran in furtive race to develop a nuclear weapon

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June
21

In Iran, more than 315,000 people have died of COVID-19, although the theocratic regime claims the true figure is 82,000. The Iranian economy is in free fall. Some 75% of the population struggle to survive on income that has crashed …

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