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    INTL Radioactive sheep bolster nuclear weapon test claim against Israel, researchers say

    I've got to wonder about the "timing" of this report.... For links see article source..... Posted for fair use...
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    GOV/MIL Gov/Mil/Pol - Trump’s nuclear authority divides senators alarmed by his ‘volatile’ behavior

    For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/senators-deadlock-in-debate-over-whether-to-restrain-trumps-nuclear-launch-authority/2017/11/14/491a994a-c95b-11e7-8321-481fd63f174d_story.html PowerPost Trump’s nuclear authority divides...
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    OP-ED Do Japan and South Korea Need Nuclear Weapons? - Cyber Brief

    For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... https://www.thecipherbrief.com/article/asia/japan-south-korea-need-nuclear-weapons Do Japan and South Korea Need Nuclear Weapons? OCTOBER 6, 2017 | FRITZ LODGE The North Korean regime of Kim Jong-un conducted its sixth underground...
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    OP-ED The Need For Missile Defense - Victor Davis Hanson

    For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... http://www.hoover.org/research/need-missile-defense-0 The Need For Missile Defense by Victor Davis Hanson Thursday, September 28, 2017 119 Comments America’s great advantage when it entered world affairs after the Civil War was that...
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    OT/MISC Stanislav Petrov, Soviet Officer Who Helped Avert Nuclear War, Is Dead at 77

    For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/18/world/europe/stanislav-petrov-nuclear-war-dead.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur Stanislav Petrov, Soviet Officer Who Helped Avert Nuclear War, Is Dead at 77 By SEWELL CHAN SEPT. 18, 2017 Early on the...
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    OP-ED What North Korea Means – and Doesn’t – for Nuclear Deterrence

    Hummm.... For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... https://thediplomat.com/2017/09/what-north-korea-means-and-doesnt-for-nuclear-deterrence/ What North Korea Means – and Doesn’t – for Nuclear Deterrence Rather than underscoring the enduring logic of nuclear deterrence, the...
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    WAR North Korea Main Thread - All things Korea May 27th - June 2nd

    North Korea Main Thread - All things Korea May 20th - May 26th http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showthread.php?517499-North-Korea-Main-Thread-All-things-Korea-May-20th-May-26th --- USS NIMITZ headed to Korea - US to deploy 3rd carrier group to deter North Korea Started by Lilbitsnana‎, Today...
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    WAR North Korea Main Thread - All things Korea May 20th - May 26th

    Sorry for being late....HC For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... http://38north.org/2017/05/hwasong051917/ A Quick Technical Analysis of the Hwasong-12 By Ralph Savelsberg 19 May 2017 Summary On May 14, North Korea flight-tested a new ballistic missile, the Hwasong-12...
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    GOV/MIL If Nuclear Deterrence Fails, What's The Plan?

    For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... http://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2017/04/03/if_nuclear_deterrence_fails_whats_the_plan_111094.html If Nuclear Deterrence Fails, What's The Plan? By Loren Thompson April 03, 2017 Military history is full of instances where...
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    OP-ED Learning To Live With Nuclear Weapons, Long Term - Vice Adm. Robert Monroe USN (Ret.)

    Hummm..... For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... http://www.investors.com/politics/commentary/learning-to-live-with-nuclear-weapons-long-term/ Commentary Learning To Live With Nuclear Weapons, Long Term ROBERT R. MONROE 2/28/2017 Now that President Obama's "world...
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    Trump says he'll reduce Russia sanctions in exchange for nuclear reduction deal

    Hummm...... For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... http://www.cbsnews.com/news/donald-trump-russia-sanctions-nuclear-reduction-deal/?ftag=YHF4eb9d17&yptr=yahoo By EMILY SCHULTHEIS CBS NEWS January 15, 2017, 8:21 PM Trump says he'll reduce Russia sanctions in exchange for...
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    INTL Iran to work on nuclear-powered marine vessels after U.S. 'violation' of deal

    For those who don't see the significance of this, the only "legitimate" use of weapons grade HEU or Pu is for marine/naval propulsion per the Non-Proliferation Treaty....Instant "break out" capacity, same as Brazil with its nuclear submarine program and full fuel cycle.... For links see article...
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    OP-ED Want to renegotiate the Iran deal? Much harder than it looks

    Hummm..... For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... https://www.lawfareblog.com/want-renegotiate-iran-deal-much-harder-it-looks OMPHALOS Want to renegotiate the Iran deal? Much harder than it looks By Richard Nephew Monday, December 12, 2016, 4:30 PM Editor's Note: This...
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    GOV/MIL Senior US Def. Official - North Korea 'capable of attaching nuclear warheads to missiles'

    November Sierra........Talk about slow walking something.....:rolleyes: For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... http://news.sky.com/story/north-korea-capable-of-attaching-nuclear-warheads-to-missiles-10688506 North Korea 'capable of attaching nuclear warheads to missiles'...
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    INTL U.N. imposes new sanctions on North Korea to slash cash from exports

    For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN13P1TF Wed Nov 30, 2016 | 10:41 AM EST U.N. imposes new sanctions on North Korea to slash cash from exports By Michelle Nichols | UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council imposed new...
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    GOV/MIL Did North Korea just test missiles capable of hitting the U.S.? Maybe.

    M5.3 Explosion - 15km ENE of Sungjibaegam, North Korea http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showthread.php?499577-M5.3-Explosion-15km-ENE-of-Sungjibaegam-North-Korea/page7 S. Korea: North Korea test fires submarine missile (23 Aug 16) ETA: Flew 300 miles...
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    Clinton blasted PRC over N. Korea, slammed Japan over ‘nationalist pressures,’ hacked emai

    For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/10/15/asia-pacific/clinton-blasted-china-north-korea-slammed-japan-nationalist-pressures-hacked-emails-show/#.WAJUloWcHmI Asia Pacific Clinton blasted China over North Korea, slammed Japan over...
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    OP-ED THE WELL-READ WONK ON DEMOCRACY & THE BOMB - Michael Krepon at Arms Control Wonk

    Figured I'd post this as a stand alone thread since it addresses both the current brewing mess overseas as well as the POTUS race....HC For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... http://www.armscontrolwonk.com/archive/1202066/the-well-read-wonk-on-democracy-and-the-bomb/ THE...
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    OP-ED Go Ahead. Let Japan and South Korea Go Nuclear

    For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... http://nationalinterest.org/feature/go-ahead-let-japan-south-korea-go-nuclear-17897?page=show Go Ahead. Let Japan and South Korea Go Nuclear. Nonproliferation zealots are making sure nuclear weapons now proliferate only to totalitarian...
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    BRKG S. Korea: North Korea test fires submarine missile (23 Aug 16) ETA: Flew 300 miles

    For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/23/world/north-korea-missile-launch/index.html?adkey=bn S. Korea: North Korea test fires submarine missile By Azadeh Ansari, CNN Updated 6:22 PM ET, Tue August 23, 2016 (CNN) — North Korea test fired a...
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    OP-ED Once Again: Why a “No-First-Use” Policy is a Bad, Very Bad Idea

    For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... http://www.nipp.org/2016/07/05/payne-keith-b-once-again-why-a-no-first-use-policy-is-a-bad-very-bad-idea/ Issue No. 408 July 5, 2016 Once Again: Why a “No-First-Use” Policy is a Bad, Very Bad Idea Dr. Keith B. Payne Keith B. Payne...
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    WAR North Korea Successfully Tests Road Mobile Musudan IRBM (22 June 2016)

    Dave Schmerler ‏@DaveSchmerler 31m31 minutes ago New Images Showing the #Musudan test (1/2) @ArmsControlWonk @mhanham @Joshua_Pollack @GeorgeWHerbertpic.twitter.com/8qRyq7SbWX https://twitter.com/DaveSchmerler/status/745767520825548801/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw...
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    OP-ED Hiroshima as Gun Control -Belmont Club/PJ Meda

    For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... https://pjmedia.com/richardfernandez/2016/05/27/hiroshima-as-gun-control/?singlepage=true Belmont Club Hiroshima as Gun Control By Richard Fernandez May 27, 2016 184 comments President Obama's speech at Hiroshima, widely...
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    OP-ED Why we still need just war theory

    For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/commentandblogs/2016/04/28/why-we-still-need-just-war-theory/ “Why we still need just war theory" by Matthew Shadle posted Thursday, 28 Apr 2016 Campaigners are urging the Vatican to abandon the...
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    ALERT North Korea 'fires submarine-launched ballistic missile' - 23 April 2016

    For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-36119159 North Korea 'fires submarine-launched ballistic missile' 3 hours ago From the section Asia North Korea appears to have fired a ballistic missile from a submarine off its eastern coast, South...
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    OP-ED Trump's nuclear comments may be a trap for Obama - Nikkei Asian Review

    For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... http://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/International-Relations/Trump-s-nuclear-comments-may-be-a-trap-for-Obama April 8, 2016 8:10 pm JST Trump's nuclear comments may be a trap for Obama NAOYA YOSHINO, Nikkei staff writer WASHINGTON...
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    Bloomberg - Complete Donald Trump Interview: NATO, Nukes, Muslim World and Hillary

    http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/videos/2016-03-23/complete-trump-interview-nato-nukes-muslims-and-hillary 2016 Republicans Complete Donald Trump Interview: NATO, Nukes, Muslim World and Hillary Mar 23, 2016 4:32 PM PDT In a wide-ranging interview on “With All Due Respect,” 2016...
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    INTL Japanese Gov't Legal Watchdog - No specific ban on Nuclear Weapons in Constitution

    For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/politics/AJ201603190027 No specific ban on N-weapons, says key Cabinet legal expert March 19, 2016 THE ASAHI SHIMBUN The head of the nation's legal watchdog said Japan's Constitution does not...
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    OP-ED Jerusalem Post: Shaping Israel’s military nuclear doctrine

    For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Shaping-Israels-military-nuclear-doctrine-446003 Opinion By LOUIS RENÉ BERES \ 02/24/2016 21:39 Shaping Israel’s military nuclear doctrine In law, such strategies are known as expressions of...
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    OP-ED Washingtoin Post: GAO points to problems with the Iran nuclear deal

    Under the category of "November Sierra Karnack...." For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2016/02/24/gao-points-to-problems-with-the-iran-nuclear-deal/ Right Turn|Opinion GAO points to problems with the Iran nuclear deal...
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    GOV/MIL Declassified: US Attempts to Rein in Chiang Ching-kuo's Nuclear Ambitions

    For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... http://thediplomat.com/2016/02/declassified-us-attempts-to-rein-in-chiang-ching-kuos-nuclear-ambitions/ Declassified: US Attempts to Rein in Chiang Ching-kuo's Nuclear Ambitions The Carter administration had to make sure Taiwan didn’t...
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    OP-ED The Difficulty of Talking About Doomsday

    On the "EMP"/Korean thread as Dennis noted "EMP" is fun to talk about while the "real deal" isn't...... For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/01/the-difficulty-of-talking-about-doomsday/431676/ The Difficulty of Talking...
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    OP-ED Refocus On Deterrence Needed In A Golden Age Of Proliferation – Analysis

    For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... http://www.eurasiareview.com/06022016-refocus-on-deterrence-needed-in-a-golden-age-of-proliferation-analysis/ Refocus On Deterrence Needed In A Golden Age Of Proliferation – Analysis By Geopolitical Monitor February 6, 2016 In light...
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    OP-ED The Non-Existent Nuclear Weapons Debate

    For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... http://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2016/02/05/the_non-existent_nuclear_weapons_debate_108982.html February 5, 2016 The Non-Existent Nuclear Weapons Debate By Heather Williams Moderation isn't sexy, particularly when it comes to...
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    OP-ED UK Guardian-Unilateral disarmament will make some people happy – including the wrong ones

    For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jan/11/unilateral-nuclear-disarmament-wrong-people-happy Nuclear weapons Opinion Unilateral disarmament will make some people happy – including the wrong ones At its most basic level...
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    OP-ED Does the U.S. Need the Minuteman? 5 Reasons to Keep the Strategic Triad

    Hummm...... For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/7103/minuteman-missiles Does the U.S. Need the Minuteman? by Peter Huessy December 28, 2015 at 4:00 am ◾It seems that the U.S., without a Minuteman missile force, would make it easy -- in...
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    OP-ED A Realist Millennial's View of Nuclear Weapons

    For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... http://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2015/09/16/a_realist_millennials_view_of_nuclear_weapons_108473.html http://thebulletin.org/realist-millennial%E2%80%99s-view-nuclear-weapons8747 September 16, 2015 A Realist Millennial's View...
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    OP-ED Why Do So Many People Want So Little From the Agreemnet With Iran?

    Hummm........ For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/09/15/why-do-so-many-people-want-so-little-from-the-agreement-with-iran/ Voice Why Do So Many People Want So Little From the Agreement With Iran? Across the political spectrum, pundits —...
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    TECH Mil Tech - Moscow building Nuclear Armed Drone Submarine

    We discussed a conventionally powered vessel of this type in the diesel electric sub thread a while ago but that was in terms of sea control and being conventionally armed. This is talking about a robot nuclear boomer!....... For links see article source..... Posted for fair use...
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    OP-ED Is Turkey Going Nuclear?

    For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... http://www.the-american-interest.com/2015/08/25/is-turkey-going-nuclear/ Published on: August 25, 2015 Dealing with Iran Is Turkey Going Nuclear? Aaron Stein Comments 3 Ankara’s take on the Iran deal isn’t what the superficial...
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