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Libyan Uranium

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In Robert Farley
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On November 27, 2010
One lesson I take from this is the US-Russian cooperation on nuclear non-proliferation is altogether a good thing: In November 2009, six years after the government of Libya first agreed to disarm its nuclear weapons program, Libyan nuclear workers wheeled the last of their country’s highly enriched uranium out in front of the Tajoura nuclear […]

Annexation

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On November 4, 2010

In light of growing disquiet about Chinese intentions and capabilities in the Pacific among US security types, it’s worth taking note of this fairly alarmist Russian analysis: This brings [Aleks

Russian Narco Subs

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In Robert Farley
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On October 3, 2010
This is genuinely fascinating: When police found a russian-engineered submarine under construction on the outskirts of landlocked Bogota last week, one senior officer swore they had stumbled on “irrefutable proof of the presence of the Russian mafia” in Colombia. Before the 100ft vessel could be bolted together in order to “run silent, run deep” with […]
Noah Shachtman notices what I noticed two weeks ago: The Obama administration is poised to take up one of the more dangerous and hare-brained schemes of the Rumsfeld-era Pentagon. The New York Times is reporting that the Defense Department is once again looking to equip intercontinental ballistic missiles with conventional warheads. The missiles could then, […]
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