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Beyond INF: A Democratic House & A New Era Of War (Analysis)

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


INF proponents emphasize the risk of nuclear weapons. But, despite its name, the treaty bans a wide range of conventional weapons as well — and it’s non-nuclear, precision-guided missiles that have changed how war is actually waged.

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No, Trump Has Not Started a Nuclear Arms Race With INF Pullout

Posted by Matthew Costlow on


Russian President Vladimir Putin warned the United States a new arms race would provoke a “quick and effective” Russian response and threatened NATO’s members. Democrat leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives predict an increased risk of “an unconstrained nuclear arms race.” Is it true? Has President Trump fired the first shot in a Cold… Keep reading →

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What Weapons Will The US Build After The INF Treaty?

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


We explore the possibilities, from cutting-edge hypersonics and 1,000-mile cannon to repackaged Tomahawk cruise missiles and updated Pershing ballstic missiles.

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Army Building 1,000-Mile Supergun

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


While the Strategic Long-Range Cannon will hit targets at ranges comparable to bleeding-edge hypersonics missiles, Army officials emphasized the cannon is built on proven principles, just bigger.

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Army Insists 1,000-Mile Missiles Won’t Breach INF Treaty

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


There are loopholes in the 1987 accord that newer technologies like hypersonics might shoot through, independent arms control experts told me. But, they warned, you might end up nitpicking the treaty to death.

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Will The Army’s 1,000-Mile Missiles Kill Reagan’s INF Treaty?

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


“Look, the Obama administration indicated that Russia was in violation of the INF Treaty four years ago,” said a staffer from the House Armed Services Committee. “If the treaty’s being violated, we have to take steps to ensure that stability some other way.”

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Space Mystery: Are Russian Doll Sats a Threat?

Posted by Paul McLeary on


The State Department and Pentagon are expressing concern over new Russian and Chinese activities in space, while the White House is pushing for the creation of a Space Force.

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Pence: ‘We Must Have American Dominance In Space’

Posted by Colin Clark on


The “separate but equal” sixth service (don’t forget the Coast Guard) will be created in stages, because, as Pence finally admitted publicly, it “requires Congressional action.” And, as the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Paul Selva, admitted today, if Congress passed the relevant laws in a year that would “unprecedented.”

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The Tale Of The Russian, The Butter Knife And Space

Posted by Colin Clark on


We learned of the tale of the Russians, the butter knife and space. It was January 2014. Rose went to Moscow to meet with his Russian counterpart.

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A Real Nuclear Triumph for Trump: Extend New START

Posted by Alexandra Bell on


As President Trump prepares to meet Vladimir Putin in a high-stakes one-on-one meeting, there is growing and legitimate concern in Washington and European capitals about concessions Trump might make in the hopes of getting along with the Russian strongman. The anxiety is warranted, given President Trump’s public statements on NATO and the invasion of Ukraine,… Keep reading →

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