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All’s Well With The Nation’s Nukes — In Theory

Posted by Michaela Bendikova on

Yesterday, the House-Senate conference on the National Defense Authorization Act took steps to strengthen oversight of America’s nuclear arsenal, including reforms at the Energy Department’s National Nuclear Security Administration and new restrictions on the administration decommissioning more nuclear weapons. But there’s a deeper issue of whether our nukes still work as designed in the first… Keep reading →

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Bio-Weapons Crusader Calls For Tighter Research Oversight

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on

WASHINGTON: One of the grand old men of biodefense, Dr. Matthew Meselson, left his Harvard lab and came to Washington to call for greater international cooperation in monitoring new diseases, whether they arise in the wild or in the lab. The Department of Homeland Security’s process for reviewing potentially dangerous research, he said at an… Keep reading →

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Safe Passage: Why The Pentagon Wants An International “Code Of Conduct” For Space

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on

“Safe passage”: That, in two words, is what Air Force Space Command chief Gen. William Shelton says the U.S. military will gain from an international “code of conduct” on space activities that the State Department is now negotiating – in the face of intense skepticism from some key members of Congress. Shelton and other Pentagon… Keep reading →

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US Nixes Euro Space Code; Builds Own ‘Sweet Spot’

Posted by Colin Clark on

WASHINGTON: In an important policy shift, the United States will not adopt a European Union code governing space activities, space debris and international data, a senior State Department official said today. At the tail end of a breakfast today with reporters, Ellen Tauscher,undersecretary of State for arms control and international security, said that the U.S.… Keep reading →

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