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Our Coming Ice Age

Francis Levy | Posted 03.23.2016 | Arts
Francis Levy

The ice age may have occurred when an enormous meteor hit the earth, resulting in the destruction of a whole species of "larger than life" creatures whose remains we now see in the glass enclosed exhibits in museums of natural history.

When Will Our Nuclear Luck Run Out?

Geoff Wilson | Posted 03.02.2016 | Politics
Geoff Wilson

"Whoops" is not a word that you want to hear around the most destructive weapons on earth. Unfortunately it happens more often than you would like to think.

I Got Your Nuclear Triad Right Here

Joe Cirincione | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

We do NOT need a nuclear triad. The vague talk at the GOP debate is matched by similarly vague discussions about the triad at hearings and in official statements. This posturing inflates the value of these weapons and obscures their threat to our own security.

11 Things You Didn't Know About Maine's Extreme Northlands But Should

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 11.28.2015 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Have you ever been curious about the part of Maine so removed from the coastline it seems to be in another country: Namely, Canada? Drive North on US...

Do You Support the Iran Deal? A Flowchart

Nathan Gonzalez | Posted 08.30.2016 | Politics
Nathan Gonzalez

If you are not sure where you stand on the Iran deal, I made a handy flowchart to help you figure it out.

US Needs to Think Twice About Antagonizing Russia

David Oualaalou | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics
David Oualaalou

I fear U.S. foreign policy has become dependent on politicians who prefer short-term gains over long-term strategies. They prefer confrontation instead of diplomacy.

Why Putin's War Talk Isn't Fooling Anyone

Ivan Sukhov | Posted 06.17.2016 | World
Ivan Sukhov

MOSCOW -- Apparently, the Kremlin thinks that deploying 40 new ICBMs will somehow improve its image, just as the Soviet Union once used the same missiles in a misguided attempt to make itself more attractive.

Nuclear Death, Warmed Over

Jon Wolfsthal | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics
Jon Wolfsthal

The cold war is over is long gone, but the nuclear triad remains. And now, as the nuclear weapons built and deployed in the 1980s reach the end of their operational lives, the government is planning to not only maintain these weapons, but to build their replacements.

Are New Nuclear Weapons Affordable?

Joe Cirincione | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

The astronomical funding required to replicate our Cold War arsenal does not square with the security threats in today's world. Nor will our conventional forces be able to withstand the cuts necessitated by the price burden of these nuclear delivery systems.

Defense Needs Big Cuts, but Missile Defense Isn't the Place

Mark Pfeifle | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics
Mark Pfeifle

While the Pentagon budget is long overdue for much-needed spending cuts, policy-makers looking for places to trim would be short-sighted if they don't recognize the need for an effective missile defense.

Do You Live Next Door To A Missile?

Posted 09.20.2012 | Books

On August 4, 1996, Paul Jensen did something he never thought he would do. He blew up a piece of his ranch land— the same land that his grandfather ...

Misattribution and Exaggeration Mar Reporting on Chinese Missile Test

Gregory Kulacki | Posted 10.29.2012 | World
Gregory Kulacki

Reliable information on China's nuclear arsenal is very difficult to find. Perhaps this is why many U.S. analysts and reporters seize upon any information that seems to provide some insight into China's program. In the rush to publish something new, they often lose important details and caveats.

Andrea Stone

Nuclear Weapons Industry Spends Millions To Prevent Military Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nuclear weapons industry is erecting a missile shield of money to prevent federal government spending cuts worth billions of dollars...

With the Launch of Fajr in Space, It's Showtime for Iran Again

Sourav Roy | Posted 07.23.2012 | World
Sourav Roy

Iranian officials consider it to be a reconnaissance satellite that will remain in orbit for 18 months. That's the longest any Iranian satellite has ever been in orbit.

Andrea Stone

Top General Calls For Deep Cuts In Nuclear Arsenal

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A blue ribbon commission headed by a former commander of U.S. nuclear forces Tuesday called for an end to "Cold War thinking" and a shar...

Pakistan Test-Fires Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile

Reuters | Posted 06.24.2012 | World

(Adds background) ISLAMABAD, April 25 (Reuters) - Pakistan successfully test-fired a nuclear-capable ballistic missile on Wednesday, t...

Andrea Stone

Why Rural Senators Want A Big Nuclear Arsenal

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- North Korea's failed rocket launch and new arms talks with Iran have thrust the issue of nuclear proliferation back into the headlines. ...

Obama's New Theme: A Sputnik Moment

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While Obama may indeed be right about America being in serious danger of falling behind on a worldwide scale, this Sputnik moment simply doesn't have a Sputnik. There is no one overarching threat.

Bill Maher: Let's Fix Nuke 'Glitch' Before Next Regime

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Last month the U.S. military lost communication with 50 nuclear missiles due to what the Pentagon said was a "hardware glitch." On this week's "Rea...

Weekly Foreign Affairs Roundup

Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka

The Week's Top Stories in Foreign Affairs:Pakistan: Yet Another Path to Failure Facts: Pakistan's government arrests hundreds of "dissidents" includin...