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I’m sure that most of you have read Simon van Zuylen-Wood’s  New York profile of Glenn Greenwald’s opposition to the Russia investigation that Paul referenced below.  A lot of what follows has already been covered in that comment thread, but I thought it was worth posting some additional thoughts to the front page. I also […]
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Thursday Linkage

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On January 18, 2018
For your reading pleasure… Yes, of course it’s legal to beat an enemy combatant to death with a shovel. 38 minutes.  Here’s a description of the technical aspects of the mishap. Reviewing the Nuclear Posture Review at ArmsControlWonk. Bob Work gives a lengthy explanation of what the Third Offset is, or was.  More on this […]

Minecraft Gap

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On January 18, 2018

From the Nuclear Threat Initiative: While the mineshafts leaders retreat to at the end of 1964’s apocalyptic film Dr. Strangelove seem like dystopian science fiction from the Cold War, both the Unit

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INS Arihant

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On January 16, 2018
My latest at the Diplomat takes note of some recent difficulties with INS Arihant (the Indian Navy’s sole nuclear ballistic missile submarine) and expresses some concern at the unusual trajectory of the Indian SSBN project. As news emerged of an accident that may have damaged INS Arihant, it’s worth considering just how difficultgetting a sea-based nuclear deterrent off […]

ARA San Juan

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On January 11, 2018

This has been out there for a bit, but it just came across my twitter feed and I thought it was worth passing on: That acoustic signal originated near 46-10S, 59-42W at 1358Z (GMT) on 15 November 2017

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