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Weld Problems Spread To Second Navy Sub Program

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The company that has experienced slip-ups in delivering missile tubes to the Navy might leave the business, leaving only a single company who can do the work.

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HASC Adds NC3 Funds; Wants Talks With Russia, China

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HASC calls on Pentagon for “near- and long-term plans and options to ensure resilience” of the nuclear command, control and communications network, including requirements for survivability and protection of the supply chain.

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Coast Guard Pledges To Manage Russia, China in Arctic

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The Coast Guard wants to operate more consistently in the Arctic, but has a fraction of the icebreakers that Moscow can deploy.

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Next HASC Chair Targets Nuke Funding

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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

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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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Crucial Polish Missile Defense Site Delayed Two Years: MDA

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With the Pentagon and White House increasingly worried about ballistic missile threats from “rogue” states and peer competitors, the Polish site is increasingly critical.

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The End Of The American Way of War; The Cold War Really Is Over

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The American way of war — using overpowering industrial might, crushing firepower, and owning the sea and skies — may have come to an end, a top Pentagon official says. For the past two decades, “the Chinese and the Russians have been working to undermine that model,” said Elbridge Colby, deputy assistant secretary of defense… Keep reading →

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US Should Stand Off In Syria; Not A Core Interest

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After a U.S. F-18 shot down a Syrian fighter-bomber last week, Assad’s ally, Russia, declared that it would consider shooting down any U.S. aircraft west of the Euphrates river. The White House defiantly declared the US would defend itself if attacked. Risking a war with a nuclear power over a Syrian policy that does not advance core… Keep reading →

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New Reactor Cores Key To Ohio Replacement Subs

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


WASHINGTON NAVY YARD: One of the most secretive agencies in the Navy didn’t just invite reporters to its headquarters today: It offered them cookies and cake. The agency? The Navy Nuclear Propulsion Program. The occasion? The 60th anniversary of the first submarine ever to sail under nuclear power. But there’s a lot more going on… Keep reading →

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Iran’s Parchin Test Site: What UN Nuke Inspectors Think They’ll Find

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The IAEA Board of Governors at its deliberations on Iran earlier this month. UN nuclear inspectors have honed in on Parchin, a military testing ground 30 kilometers southeast of Tehran, in their inquest into whether Iran is secretly developing nuclear weapons. Iran is dragging its feet on access to this site, but the UN watchdog… Keep reading →

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