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  On the radar: Getting to yes; 16,300 nuclear warheads; Delicate INF diplomacy; Arak modifications; Iran getting IR8; 65 years ago in Kazakhstan; and Global Thermonuclear War is not a game.   Read more »
Posted on August 28, 2014
  On the radar: Strategy and optics; Expensive risks; Who might they deter; IAEA and Iran making progress; Iran and oil companies consider a deal; Questioning the need for new plutonium pits; Shaking up the nuclear field; Radiation hunters; and the Need for nuclear restraint in Asia.   Read more »
Posted on August 26, 2014
  On the radar: Defense budget stalls ICBM replacement; Not in Maine’s backyard; Navy takes no-nonsense approach to nuclear cheating; Talbott on Putanism; James Doyle appeals DOE firing; Six things nuclear wonks fear most, and “The Beast” goes to Pyongyang.   Read more »
Posted on August 21, 2014
  On the radar: Senators call out backwards budget priorities; IAEA and Iran making headway; the Pits; About NATO’s nukes; Intellectual freedom at National Labs; Israel’s expanding nuclear capability; Is arms control really dead; and the Tallest free-standing structure west of the Mississippi.   Read more »
Posted on August 19, 2014
  On the radar: Greater efficiencies needed for nuclear labs; Moral blind spots on Hiroshima and Nagasaki; No changes for missile defense programs; Racing forward on missile defense; and the Futility of a South Korean nuclear bomb.   Read more »
Posted on August 14, 2014
  On the radar: The imperative of nuclear cooperation; Responding to Russia; Senate’s good work in jeopardy; Constructive Iran nuclear discussion; the Trouble with China’s kill vehicle; Almost nuclear armageddons; Minot gets more personnel; and Kim Jong-Un is all smiles.   Read more »
Posted on August 12, 2014
  On the radar: Engagement better than withdrawal; Welcome Tom Collina; New Iran nuclear talks; Iran skeptics are wrong; Ensuring Hiroshima can never happen again; Building new nuclear weapons; the High cost of promoting disarmament; and New evidence on missing uranium.   Read more »
Posted on August 7, 2014
  On the radar: Back to the Cold War; Nuclear accord on ice; Unrealistic expectations for Iran deal; China spills its ICBM secrets; Hiroshima in perspective; Transforming US-Iran relations; Preventing war with Iran; the Great nuclear myth; and North Korea seeks emergency UN meeting.   Read more »
Posted on August 5, 2014
  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