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Missile Defense

U.S. Missile Defense Fantasy is Souring U.S.-Russian 'Reset'

Elliott Negin | Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics
Elliott Negin

In his widely praised April 2009 Prague speech, President Obama presented a farsighted goal to strengthen U.S. and global security by reducing nuclear arsenals around the world. But since then, his administration has undermined its efforts to meet that laudable objective.

New York Times Turns Blind Eye to EMP Threat

James Jay Carafano | Posted 02.15.2012 | World
James Jay Carafano

Times reporter William J. Broad recently pooh-poohed concerns about U.S. vulnerability to an electromagnetic pulse attack. It is the stuff of "science fiction," he implied. Along the way, he gets key facts wrong and omits many others that refute this view. Here are the facts.

Senate Hits the Mark on Missile Defense

Mark Pfeifle | Posted 02.15.2012 | Politics
Mark Pfeifle

The implications of Iran's growing bellicosity are increasingly more difficult for the United States.

WATCH: Newscaster Flips Obama The Bird On Live TV

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 11.28.2011 | World

It's the finger heard around the world. Tatyana Limanova, a newscaster for Russia's REN TV, a privately held network, has taken the Internet by sto...

Mitt Romney Recasts Himself as a Neocon

The Morningside Post | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
The Morningside Post

Any potential Romney administration would be heavy on defense spending, to the delight of neocons, but this would run counter to the current climate on Capitol Hill of cuts and more cuts.

Spain To Host U.S. Missile Defense System

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR and SLOBODAN LEKIC | Posted 12.05.2011 | World

BRUSSELS — The Obama administration and the Spanish government have agreed to base Aegis Cruisers on Spain's coast, as part of the anti-ballisti...

How to Save a Quarter of a Trillion Dollars

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 10.08.2011 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

By scrapping plans for nuclear weapons "modernization" and for national missile defense, programs that are both useless and provocative, the United States would save $271 billion.

Good Times for the Nuclear Weapons Budget

Benjamin Loehrke | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics
Benjamin Loehrke

As the rest of Washington is bracing for cuts, the funding spigot for nuclear weapons and delivery systems is about to get thrown wide open. What does this say about our security priorities?

The X-Men Didn't Save Us

Joe Cirincione | Posted 08.16.2011 | Entertainment
Joe Cirincione

It wasn't the mutants. It was humans that caused the Cuban Missile Crisis. Only luck saved us from nuclear war. But other than that, the new film, X-Men: First Class, gets a lot right about the historic crisis that is central to its plot.

Czech Republic Withdraws From U.S. Missile Shield Plan

AP | KAREL JANICEK | Posted 08.15.2011 | World

PRAGUE — The Czech Republic is withdrawing from U.S. missile defense plans out of frustration at its diminished role, the Czech defense minister...

Just Say No to MEADS

Mark Pfeifle | Posted 08.06.2011 | World
Mark Pfeifle

The Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) is over budget, 10 years late and needs another $804 million to complete its next phase. It's time for the U.S. and Germany to collectively decide to end the MEADS program.

Obama: U.S., Russia To Work On Missile Defense

AP | NANCY BENAC | Posted 07.26.2011 | World

DEAUVILLE, France — It is no simple thing to push the "reset" button on U.S.-Russian relations. Trying to move beyond years of inherited mistru...

Biden Pushes For Russia WTO Bid

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GORKY, Russia (AP) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday gave Russia's president a strong commitment to helping his nation join the World Trade...

Voters Will Reward Democrats for Budget Courage

Ronnie Shows | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ronnie Shows

Democrats need to get serious about budget cuts, even to programs they support, if they are going to have the political capital that they will need to raise tax rates on the wealthiest one percent of Americans.

Our Coup d' Etat, by Accident

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

If we Americans and our civilian-elected leaders don't come to terms with our over-dependence on the military, we will cede increasing authority to an institution that doesn't want it and should not have it.

Chinese Missiles and U.S. Loss of Influence in Asia -- Round II

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Franz-Stefan Gady

Revisiting my previous post "Aircraft Carriers and Chinese Missiles: Time to Rethink US Naval Doctrine" , I would like to approach the issue from a di...

Aircraft Carriers and Chinese Missiles: Time to Rethink U.S. Naval Doctrine

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Franz-Stefan Gady

According to a new report, the Chinese military is exploiting the strict adherence of the United States to a naval doctrine based on the aircraft carrier.

A Foreign Policy of Fear

Dennis Jett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis Jett

With the new Congress comes a new approach to international, as well as domestic, issues. The only question left is whether the GOP's foreign policy of fear is a political ploy or a true reflection of public opinion in America.

Where Does Nuclear Disarmament Go From Here?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

Supporters of nuclear disarmament won an important victory with New Start. But the difficult battle to secure Senate ratification indicates that making further progress will not be easy.

France's Silent Strategic Revolution

Rabah Ghezali | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabah Ghezali

If France fully accepts the principle of missile defense, then details of the plan remain to be seen.

Objections to New START Don't Stand Up to Scrutiny

T.A. Ridout | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
T.A. Ridout

With trust and confidence between the United States and Russia growing, failing to ratify New START would needlessly harm our relationship.

Russian President: New 'Arms Race' If Missile Defense Agreement Fails

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev warned that a new arms race would result if the West and Russia were unable to reach an agreement on a missile defen...

A New NATO for a New World

Anders Fogh Rasmussen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anders Fogh Rasmussen

If NATO did not exist, it would have to be invented, because countries with shared values and a shared history of close cooperation can best address global problems like cyber-attacks and terrorism together.

Turkey's New Fault Line Is the Republican House

Elcin Poyrazlar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elcin Poyrazlar

There is growing concern in the US capital as to whether Turkey is breaking away from the West, falling under the spell of Iran and becoming at best an unreliable ally.

Tea Party Defense Guidelines

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

The Defense Department should be red meat for the Tea Party. The best thing new Tea Party-elects can do for veterans will be to stop our unaudited spending and unaccountable behavior in that realm.