Plutonium Pits Are a Critical Obstacle in U.S. Nuclear Plans

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August
10

The United States cannot make its projected numbers of plutonium pits for nuclear weapons. Not now nor the immediate future. Maybe never. That’s important because plutonium pits are part of the fission-fusion chain that is a nuclear explosion. The fission …

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N. Korea Slams US-South Korea Drills, Promises Own Weapons Buildup

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August
10

North Korea has condemned U.S.-South Korea military exercises that begin this week, saying the drills show the need for Pyongyang to develop more of its own military capabilities. The computer-simulated exercises are being scaled back amid the coronavirus pandemic and …

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What If Kim Jong-un Dies? It Could Mean Nuclear War.

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August
9

Last year the world didn’t see enough of North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un. He disappeared from public view and almost immediately stories appeared speculating that he was ill or dead. Of course, he eventually reappeared, embarrassing those who participated …

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How the US’s and Russia’s newest attack submarines stack up

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August
9

As the United States has once again shifted its focus to great-power competition with near-peer adversaries, there is now a greater emphasis to “keep up with the Joneses,” and while the United States Navy continues to operate the largest number …

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Iran is 10 weeks from breakout to a nuclear weapon

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August
5

Tehran will be able to break out to a nuclear weapon within 10 weeks, Defense Minister Benny Gantz told diplomats from UN Security Council member states on Wednesday as tensions ratcheted up between Iran and the international community over its …

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Russia to Arm Its New PAK DA Bomber with Hypersonic Weapons

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August
4

Would a stealth bomber armed with drones and hypersonic missiles be a contradiction in terms? Why would a plane designed not to be detected at all need a stand-off range weapon and forward-operating unmanned systems? Many things come to mind, …

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China’s Nuclear Forces Swell: A Tri-Polar World?

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August
4

For the last three decades, the Chinese military has been undertaking a systematic modernization of the People’s Liberation Army. While the conventional force modernizations have garnered most of the attention, recent revelations of a major Chinese missile silo construction effort …

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