Weapons of mass destruction: concern over the state of global disarmament

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November
10

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Withdrawing from, or abandoning altogether, major arms control treaties would seriously damage the stability provided by international arms control regimes, warn MEPs. In a report adopted on Tuesday, …

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The US is Set to Make Nuclear War More Likely

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November
10

The US is about to move towards a far more likely first use of nuclear weapons, with word that the Air Force has “completed flight testing” of the cost-and-performance-plagued F35A Lightning fighter, all units of which are being “upgraded” to …

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Nuclear ‘First Use’ and Where We Are Today

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November
9

The Biden 2022 Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), now in preparation, should focus on cutting un-needed nuclear weapons, and possibly reducing others. It should avoid trying to narrow nuclear declaratory policy. Rather it should go back to the ambiguous language that …

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How To Avoid Nuclear War

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November
8

Arms control has become passé. Russian and U.S. leaders have cast aside treaties as inconvenient to their pursuit of freedom of action. Republican presidents produced great arms control achievements. At present, most Republican senators and aspirants for higher office denigrate …

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Pentagon bearing down on Biden to shelve nuclear reforms

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November
6

President Joe Biden’s pledge to limit the role of nuclear weapons is facing growing resistance from Pentagon officials and their hawkish allies, who are arguing to keep the status quo in the face of Chinese and Russian arms buildups. Biden’s …

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China-US Tensions Put Nuclear War Back in the Spotlight

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November
6

This week, the U.S. Department of Defense released its annual report on China’s military power. As usual, the report covers a comprehensive range of technological, tactical, and strategic assessments of Beijing’s goals and capabilities. But it comes at a time …

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A Closer Look at China’s Missile Silo Construction

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November
2

After the discovery during the summer of what appears to be at least three vast missile silo fields under construction near Yumen, Hami, and Ordos in north-central China, new commercial satellite images show significant progress at the three sites as …

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Congress Has Spoken. ICBMs Are Here To Stay

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November
1

After years of debate over the necessity of U.S. intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), commonsense in Congress has ultimately prevailed. Despite heavy pressure from groups arguing that ICBMs are unnecessary, costly, and even dangerous, both the House and Senate recently demonstrated …

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