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Nuclear Arms Race

Obama Still Has Time to Leave a Legacy of Nuclear Security

Joe Cirincione | Posted 03.31.2016 | World
Joe Cirincione

The good news is that world leaders are gathering again in Washington to announce new measures to stop terrorists from getting nuclear weapons. The bad news is that for all their success, these summits are not moving fast enough.

The Risk of Nuclear Catastrophe Is Greater Today Than During the Cold War

William J.Perry | Posted 01.20.2016 | World
William J.Perry

I believe that we are now on the verge of a new nuclear arms race, and that we are drifting back to a Cold War mentality.

The Hypersonic Arms Race Is Going Nuclear -- Take Note

Yousaf Butt | Posted 12.04.2015 | World
Yousaf Butt

A new type of high-speed arms race is heating up between the U.S., Russia and China -- and it's threatening to go nuclear. Washington had always intended the new "hypersonic boost-glide" weapons to remain purely conventional, but Russia and China seem to be pursuing nuclear variants. If the hypersonic arms race heads in a nuclear direction, Washington may be pressured to follow.

A New Arms Race Threatens to Bring the U.S. and Russia Back to the Nuclear Brink

Joe Cirincione | Posted 11.23.2015 | World
Joe Cirincione

The Russians are building new nuclear-armed missiles, bombers and submarines to replace those built in the 1980s and now reaching the end of their operational lives. Their nuclear torpedo, more of an underwater drone, deliberately seeks to turn a city into a radioactive wasteland that would last for decades. It is a throwback to the worse designs of the Cold War, long since abandoned. And the U.S. is rearming as well. The Obama administration is planning to spend over $1 trillion in the next 30 years on an entire new generation of nuclear bombs, bombers, missiles and submarines to replace those built during the Reagan years.

Nuclear Weapons Lab Employee Fired After Publishing Scathing Critique Of Arms Race

Center for Public Integrity | Douglas Birch | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics

By Douglas Birch This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organ...

Hemingway at War, America in Crisis

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.02.2011 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

We can read about the carnage of war in A Farewell to Arms, and the power of great aspirations in For Whom the Bell Tolls, and consider what each of us can do in our times by remembering what Ernest Hemingway and so many others did in theirs.