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Trump Threatens NDAA Veto If House Cuts Stand

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


The Trump Administration argues the HASC’s cuts to the defense policy bill would hamper missile detection and defense priorities.

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Are Russia & China Violating Nuke Test Ban Treaty?

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


Officials from the National Security Council, Defense Intelligence Agency, and the State Department all hinted Moscow and Beijing are violating the treaty — only to retreat into vague statements when pressed.

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Trump’s Arms Control Plan: Genius or Disingenuous?

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


A White House 180-degree turn on nuclear arms control inflicts whiplash on experts. What is real here?

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Not So Fast, Rep. Smith: Why We Need Modernized Nuclear Weapons

Posted by Thomas Callender on


The Heritage Foundation is pretty much the only Washington thinktank President Trump ever mentions and he’s been known to refer to their analyses when he speaks about defense. So, when one of Heritage’s experts wants to rebut the arguments of one of the top defense Democrats on Capitol Hill, we’re inclined to give them a… Keep reading →

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Next HASC Chair Targets Nuke Funding

Posted by Paul McLeary on


Rep. Adam Smith called into question the decades-old backbone of US nuclear policy, while calling for a “total redo” of the Nuclear Posture Review the Pentagon released earlier this year.

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HASC Kicks Around Trump’s Nuclear Plan, Approves It Along Party Lines

Posted by Paul McLeary on


The Pentagon’s Nuclear Posture Review remains the topic of debate on Capitol Hill, with Democrats and Republicans sparring over nuclear deterrence.

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STRATCOM’s Hyten On B-21, Columbia Class, NC3

Posted by Colin Clark on


Air Force Gen. John Hyten has always wanted to spend time at the house he and his wife bought years ago in Colorado Springs — but he’s too busy with, among other things, alerts of missile launches around the globe, just in case one is US-bound. You’d think the former head of Space Command, now… Keep reading →

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Rep. Rogers: Hill Must Fund Sea-Launched Nuclear Cruise Missile, Lower Yield Warhead

Posted by Rep. Mike Rogers on


Rep. Mike Rogers chairs the House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee, which has been remarkably vigorous in its oversight the last two years. (Just ask Air Force Chief of Staff David Goldfein or Secretary Heather Wilson.) His subcommittee keeps a close eye on America’s nuclear weapon delivery systems, as well as its warheads (which are… Keep reading →

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No, Trump Nuke Strategy Doesn’t Doom Planet: DUSD Policy

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


HERITAGE FOUNDATION: Just calm down and read the document. That, in essence, is the administration’s response to critics who call its new nuclear strategy irresponsible and dangerous. In fact, deputy undersecretary for policy David Trachtenberg said over and over here this morning, the Nuclear Posture Review is fundamentally conservative (with a small “c”). The 2018… Keep reading →

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Big Fears Of Small Nukes Overblown

Posted by Matthew Costlow on


“Insane.” “Deeply dangerous.” Raises the risk of “nuclear exchange” and a “new arms race.” These are some of the serious accusations leveled against the recently leaked Nuclear Posture Review. Each presidential administration since Clinton has written an NPR, primarily to guide U.S. nuclear policy and priorities, but the 2018 NPR is shaping up to be… Keep reading →

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