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Once More with Feeling…

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On August 18, 2009

Bernard Finel handles the latest attack-Iran nonsense capably, but I’d like to supplement three points: Fabius Maximus refers to General Wald’s post as part of a “years long project

France Gives Up Sea-Based Tactical Nukes

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On August 18, 2009
France has acknowledged that it will no longer deploy nuclear weapons on board the Charles De Gaulle, at least under normal circumstances: France no longer deploys nuclear weapons on its aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle under normal circumstances but stores the weapons on land, according to French officials. President Nicolas Sarkozy declared in March 2008 […]

India Gets a Boomer

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On July 27, 2009

Congratulations of a sort are due India, which just launched its first nuclear ballistic missile submarine. The boat was built with Russian assistance, which makes sense because it kind of looks like

Geoffrey Forden is no longer convinced that North Korea detonated a nuclear device: Let us suppose, for the moment, that the DPRK actually did explode 2,500 tons of TNT instead of a nuclear device. Ho

Channeling the Elders

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On July 13, 2009
If you wish to espouse a weakly conceived and difficult to defend policy propositions in a limited space, there’s no better strategy than finding a figure of age and respect to hand down the pronouncements from on high. That way, they acquire a certain gravity without actually having to make any sense. Witness Melanie Kirkpatrick, […]

North Korea Nuclear News

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On June 13, 2009

Fox News is reporting this morning that North Korea has declared the existence of its uranium program, and is threatening the weaponize its remaining plutonium. The New York Times confirms the latter,

Question…

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On May 31, 2009

At this point, knowing that the North Koreans are facing hard limits on fissile material, wouldn’t it make sense just to dare them to conduct additional nuclear tests? Share

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