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    Third strike option

    Nuclear armed nations are revving their nuclear trump cards by creating the third strike option, which involves launching missiles from the sea, the other two options being launching nuclear warheads from land and the air. North Korea is the latest entrant to this league. It seems that the...
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    Would denuclearization help?

    Some pundits argue that reduction and even elimination of nuclear weapons from the world would result in a safer planet. But I suppose this would result in more conflicts as the concept of mutually assured destruction (MAD) would become fuzzy or irrelevant. Do you think conventional armaments...
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    China's nuclear submarines

    China is about to join an exclusive club of nuclear powers. The Chinese navy is about to send its first allistic missile submarines to sea for operational patrols with live nuclear rockets. If the Jin-class submarines head to sea this year, China will achieve a level of nuclear strike capability...
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    North Korea ups its nuclear trump card

    Recent intelligence indicates that North Korea can now mount a small nuclear warhead on small and medium range missiles capable of hitting much of Japan and South Korea. This means that the effectiveness of US policy toward North Korea to prevent it from gaining such capabilities has failed...
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    North Korea advances its nuclear trump card

    Recent intelligence indicates that North Korea can now mount a small nuclear warhead on small and medium range missiles capable of hitting much of Japan and South Korea. This means that the effectiveness of US policy toward North Korea to prevent it from gaining such capabilities has failed...
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    North Korea claims successful long-range rocket engine test

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised a successful test of a new engine for an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), state media said on Saturday, in their latest report of advances in an arms program that has attracted U.N. sanctions. South Korea and the United States have shown...
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    Nuclear Bomber Signaling Doesn’t Work

    By JIM DOYLEon March 21, 2016 at 4:01 AM B-52 Stratofortress conducts a low-level flight with a South Korea F-15K and a U.S. F-16 In a recent article in Breaking Defense, Adam Lowther and Chris Winklepleck argue that the strategic aircraft leg of the triad provides unique “nuclear...
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    North Korea Leader Hints at H-Bomb Capability

    North Korea Leader Hints at H-Bomb Capability SEOUL — North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has suggested his nuclear-armed state has developed a hydrogen bomb, a move that would signal a major step forward in its nuclear weapons capabilities. During a recent inspection tour of a historical...
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    U.S. needs conventional ballistic missiles, former strike commander says

    U.S. needs conventional ballistic missiles, former strike commander says The nuclear ballistic missiles that have deterred threats since the Cold War no longer are adequate for today's fight against terrorist groups, the former leader of U.S. Strategic Command said Tuesday. The U.S...
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    Iran tests ballistic missile in violation of UN resolution

    Iran tests ballistic missile in violation of UN resolution Iran tested a new medium-range ballistic missile last month in a breach of two U.N. Security Council resolutions, two U.S. officials said on Monday. The officials, both speaking on condition of anonymity, said the test was held on...
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