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Biden can make history on nuclear arms reductions via The Hill

BY WILLIAM D. HARTUNG In April 2009, just a few months after taking office, then-President Obama gave a speech in Prague, where he said the following: “[A]s a nuclear power, as the only nuclear power to have used a nuclear weapon, the … Continue reading

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Russia Questions U.S. Compliance With a Key Nuclear Arms Control Treaty via Time

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV / AP  February 6, 2018 (MOSCOW) — Russia challenged U.S. compliance with a key nuclear arms control treaty Monday and warned that the Trump administration’s new nuclear strategy lowers the threshold for using atomic weapons. The dire assessment … Continue reading

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Obama accused of nuclear U-turn as guided weapons plan emerges via the Guradian

Barack Obama has been accused of reneging on his disarmament pledges after it emerged the administration was planning to spend billions on upgrading nuclear bombs stored in Europe to make the weapons more reliable and accurate. Under the plan, nearly … Continue reading

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We Must Stop Investing in Our Extinction! End the Nuclear Lobby via Counter Punch

For decades the peace movement has been satisfied with scraps from the table of nuclear weapons and their beneficiaries. Even the New START Treaty was offset by the Obama administration promise to spend $185 billion in this decade on modernization … Continue reading

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