China denies hypersonic missile test, says it was a spacecraft

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October
18

China has denied a report that it tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August, saying on Monday that the test was instead a “routine spacecraft experiment.” The Financial Times reported Sunday that “China tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August …

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Bombshell leak reveals China’s ‘game-changing’ hypersonic weapon

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October
17

China has reportedly made a major leap in its nuclear-capable weapons technology program, testing a missile with capabilities that have caught political adversaries by complete surprise. According to a bombshell leak reported in the Financial Times on Sunday, the Chinese …

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Prepare for a nuclear Iran, Biden envoy says

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October
16

Robert Malley, President Joe Biden’s Special Envoy for Iran, warned this week to prepare for Iran to ignore all constraints on its nuclear program, as Iran continues to approach weapons-grade nuclear fuel. During a virtual discussion on Iran policy hosted …

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Smoke from nuclear war would devastate ozone layer, alter climate

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October
15

The massive columns of smoke generated by a nuclear war would alter the world’s climate for years and devastate the ozone layer, endangering both human health and food supplies, new research shows. The international study paints an even grimmer picture …

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October
15

Will AI-enabled capabilities increase inadvertent escalation risk? This article revisits Cold War-era thinking about inadvertent escalation to consider how Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology (especially AI augmentation of advanced conventional weapons) through various mechanisms and pathways could affect inadvertent escalation risk …

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Northrop Opens Air Force ICBM Support Facility in Alabama

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October
13

Northrop Grumman has increased its footprint in Huntsville, Alabama, with the opening of an office that will primarily help the U.S. Air Force develop a new intercontinental ballistic missile system. Personnel at the new facility located in Cummings Research Park …

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China’s Missile Silos and the Sino-Indian Nuclear Competition

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October
13

This summer, U.S. analysts using commercial satellite imagery discovered that China was significantly expanding its nuclear forces and building hundreds of new missile silos. With the new silos, China could potentially double the size of its arsenal of intercontinental ballistic …

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Kim Jong Un Shows Off Expanding Array of Missiles to Hit U.S.

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October
12

Kim Jong Un showed off his increasingly varied arsenal of missiles designed to frustrate U.S. defense systems, in a rare display that appeared to be the North Korean leader’s latest effort to break a diplomatic stalemate over his nuclear program. …

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Bunker bomb: How the US is improving nuclear weapons

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October
8

The Russian Foreign Ministry accused the United States of covertly modernizing tactical nuclear weapons stationed in Europe, which are not subject to nuclear deterrence treaties. After the collapse of the USSR, Russia and the United States announced that they had …

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China Warns of New World War III. But Why?

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October
7

China has warned of possible World War Three ‘at any time’ following the dozens of warplanes send by the country into Taiwan’s airspace. An article in the state-backed Global Times newspaper on Tuesday said that ‘collusion’ between the US and …

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The Air Force Has Plans for the B61-12 Nuclear Bomb

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October
7

The Air Force’s F-35 jet will soon be armed with an upgraded, multifunctional variant of the B61-12 nuclear bomb. A successful release of two inert weapons from the Aircraft during a nuclear weapons certification test is a sign that the …

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