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Nuclear tourism: Thoughts after visiting a Minuteman II site in the Dakota Badlands

The elevator is cramped with seven eager tourists as it creeps down the thirty feet descent into Delta-01, a Cold War era nuclear weapons control facility.


The Great Iranian Low-Enriched Uranium Stockpile Panic of June 2015

People. People! Calm the hell down and stop worrying about the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program.


Great, Now China’s Got Multiple Nuclear Warhead Missiles?

But what looks like a scary arms race with Washington may not be what it seems.


The United States is casting doubts over its nuclear commitment in the Pacific

By failing to help South Korea and Japan with small threats, the United States is casting doubts on its biggest commitment in the region.

Shadow Government

Will the Fallout from the Iran Deal Make the Middle East Less Stable?

Let’s stipulate that any effort to reach a nuclear accord with a rabidly anti-American theocracy like the Islamic Republic of Iran is by its nature ...

Shadow Government

Could President Obama Prove to be the Most Persuasive Critic of the Iran Deal?

Congressional opponents of President Obama’s tentative deal with Iran have hitherto offered a range of critiques that fall broadly in two baskets. But a new, ...

Shadow Government

Why Can’t the White House See What’s Wrong with the Iran Deal?

As the Obama administration enters into the next round of negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program, with the self-imposed June 30 deadline looming, a ...

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