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U.S., Russia: A Nuclear Treaty Shows Weaknesses


The United States may deploy nuclear cruise missiles to Eastern Europe, according to recent statements made by U.S. Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Brian McKeon. The move runs counter to the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), which the United States […]

The U.S. Navy’s 5 Most Lethal Weapons of War

Kyle Mizokami

The United States Navy is the largest and most advanced navy in the world, fielding everything from aircraft carriers and maritime patrol aircraft to submarines, destroyers and unmanned helicopters. So when your editor asks you to choose the Navy’s five […]

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Missile Defense: Cost Estimating Practices Have Improved, and Continued Evaluation Will Determine Effectiveness

U.S. Government Accountability Office

What GAO Found The Department of Defense’s Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has taken steps in-line with GAO best practices to improve its cost estimating practices including: releasing an internal cost estimating handbook, performing internal cost reviews, assembling an independent cost […]

Laser On A Truck: Army’s Role In Offset Strategy

Sydney J. Freeberg, Jr.

CAPITOL HILL: Where do ground forces fit in the Pentagon’s new offset strategy? The answer may be an intriguing mix of old-fashioned armored forces, mobile missile launchers, and lasers on trucks. While Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s remarks formally launching “offset” […]

Obama’s Dangerous Missile Omission

Jonathan Bergner

In the wake of the announced extension of the deadline for the Iranian nuclear negotiations, French foreign minister Laurent Fabius explained, “As long as everything is not solved, nothing is solved.”  This is true enough, as far as it goes.  […]


North Korea: U.S. Relations, Nuclear Diplomacy, and Internal Situation

Emma Chanlett-Avery and Ian E. Rinehart

North Korea has presented one of the most vexing and persistent problems in U.S. foreign policy in the post-Cold War period. The United States has never had formal diplomatic relations with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (the official name […]