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‘Global Zero’ Double Standard For Nuclear Weapons

Posted by Peter Huessy on


In the coming clash between President Trump’s $750 billion defense budget and House Democrats’ desire to cut Pentagon spending, especially on nuclear weapons, there will be tremendous fiscal pressure to shortchange the almost $30 billion annual cost to modernize America’s strategic deterrent. The ideological cover for such penny-wise, pound-foolish cuts is the so-called Global Zero… Keep reading →

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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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First UN Mil-Mil Talks With North Korea In 11 years; What They Mean

Posted by Colin Clark on


  WASHINGTON: Most observers of President Trump’s North Korean diplomacy are understandably skeptical of whether the Hermit Kingdom is any closer to curbing expansion of its nuclear arsenal. But presumptive commander of UN Korean Forces did present evidence today to the Senate Armed Services Committee that the temperature of conflict on the Korean peninsula really… Keep reading →

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U.S. Sending Billions Worth of P-8s, E-2Ds To Asian Allies

Posted by Paul McLeary on


Japan and South Korea are getting new generations of sub-hunting and intelligence-gathering aircraft as China, North Korea, and Russia continue to push more assets into the waters of the Pacific.

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Japan Aegis Ship Tracks, Destroys Ballistic Missile

Posted by Paul McLeary on


The Japanese government is spending billions on sea and ground-based missile defenses, but all the talk in the Pentagon is on space, as the U.S. scrambles to meet new hypersonic threats from China and Russia.

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Kyl Named To SASC; Missile Defense, Nuke Battles Likely On Capitol Hill

Posted by Paul McLeary on


As Jon Kyl, the new senator who brings a long track record of spending on missile defense and nukes returns to the Hill, Democrats in the House might have other ideas.

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Japan Goes Big on Missile Defense, Aircraft: China Blames Trump For Tensions

Posted by Paul McLeary on


Japan is in the middle of taking a hard look at its role providing security for the region, while it races to meet fresh threats from China and North Korea.

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Pentagon’s Science Board Crams For Critical New Report

Posted by Paul McLeary on


A new report on “Strategic Surprise” is slated to help inform the Pentagon’s efforts to reset spending and development to meet peer challenges in the coming years.

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North Korean Denuclearization Potentially Moving In ‘Positive Direction’: Gen. Hyten

Posted by Colin Clark on


“Things are moving (in) a positive direction,” Gen. Hyten said of North Korean, while Russia’s new 2-megaton underwater drone “does not change” the strategic balance.

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Ellen Lord’s Farnborough Schedule Change; She Went To India

Posted by Paul McLeary on


The relationship between India and the U.S. is one both sides want to nurture, but Russian military sales, the demands both sides are making over production, and and other tough issues remain to be ironed out.

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