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  On the radar: Nukes, budgets and the QDR; Retaliatory firing; Accidentally defunding the IAEA; NATO on INF violation; Russia’s attempt at reassurance; Defending the nuclear mission; and Pakistan’s bid to ease nuclear tensions.   Read more »
Posted on August 1, 2014
  On the radar: Engage, not withdraw; Full compliance report; Russia in denial; LANL’s retribution firing; Obama’s budgets defying Obama’s goals; Air Force wishes deterrence could be cheaper; and Theodore Van Kirk, 1921-2014.   Read more »
Posted on July 31, 2014
  On the radar: More focused on weapons, less on keeping them from terrorists; New threat reduction budget database; Treaty compliance lessons from Ronald Reagan; Russia under pressure; Committed to the extension deadline; Congress treads lightly; Numb to North Korea’s missiles; and Mad about MOX.   Read more »
Posted on July 30, 2014
  On the radar: Russian GLCM flies over INF treaty limitations; Expert perspectives; Iran hearings on the Hill; America’s T-rex arms; Pass-fail on ICBMs; South Carolina wants cash, not nuclear waste; China’s BMD perspective; and Scotland’s $1.7 billion nuclear burden.   Read more »
Posted on July 29, 2014
  On the radar: Signs of caution and responsibility on the Hill; John Oliver takes on the nuclear enterprise; Overrated weapons of war; Talks extension a win-win; Another day, another missile launch; Sherwood-Randall on MOX; and Smoldering garbage poses threat to nuke graveyard.   Read more »
Posted on July 28, 2014
  On the radar: Better to extend than quit; U.S. diplomacy makes headway; IAEA issues extension bill; Russia doesn’t like THAAD in S. Korea; Aliens aren’t DOD’s only fear in space; U.K. digs deeper into nuclear weapons site violations; Kitty litter had accomplices in nuclear waste site accident; China spends money on BMD too; and the Energy Secretary to visit MOX.   Read more »
Posted on July 25, 2014
  On the radar: Senators posturing to spike any deal; Regional conflict, global nuclear winter; Boeing working on plane parts deal; Myanmar wants nuclear reactors, again; Creedon confirmed; and the Good left undone in the CTBT.   Read more »
Posted on July 24, 2014
  On the radar: Buying blind on GBIs; East Coast is lovely this time of year; Col. Wilkerson on Iran; Talks resume in September; Senate confirms nuclear agreement with Vietnam; and Y-12 fences off peace activists.   Read more »
Posted on July 23, 2014
  On the radar: What you need to know about the extension; a Step in the right direction; Putting a lid on Iran’s nuclear program; What no Iran deal would mean; The extension, in perspective; European Union continues to hold off sanctions; Push to modernize nuke facilities; and Radiation leak rewarded with big bucks.   Read more »
Posted on July 22, 2014
  On the radar: JPOA extended to November; Iran eliminates sensitive stockpile; Looking ahead; Ashton to stick around; Congress needs to be part of the solution; the Anti-diplomacy lobby; Polling Trident; and Legislators threaten New START.   Read more »
Posted on July 22, 2014