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Housewives and Fishmongers Defeat the U.S. Nuclear Establishment

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Family of Aikichi Kuboyama

The family of Aikichi Kuboyama grieve for the Japanese fisherman who lost his life because of exposure to radioactive fallout from a U.S. nuclear weapons test in the Marshall Islands in 1954. G. Kulacki/UCS

One of the enduring lessons from the COVID-19 crisis may be that simple acts from enough ordinary people can make an enormous difference. Read More

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Lessons From A Small-Town Fire Department On Prevention, Preparation, and Leadership

, manager of strategic campaigns

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The COVID global pandemic lays bare the consequences of when our leaders fail to lead and fulfill their most solemn duty—protecting those they are supposed to serve. Our president and every member of Congress could learn a great deal by better understanding what public safety officials in my town and in towns across the country do every day.  Read More

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Fitting Hypersonic Weapons into the Nuclear Arms Control Regime

Former President Barack Obama signed the instrument of ratification of the New START Treaty in the Oval Office on Feb. 2, 2011. The only active treaty limiting the deployment of US and Russian nuclear weapons, New START does not explicitly restrict hypersonic missiles.

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The Accuracy of Hypersonic Weapons: Media Claims Miss the Mark

Hypersonics weaponry—an emerging missile technology that sends warheads gliding through the atmosphere at high speeds—has garnered a great deal of attention in the press. In a recent post I showed that claims of their “revolutionary” advantages are highly exaggerated. Hypersonic weapons travel more slowly than existing ballistic missiles, can be detected by existing satellite technologies, and do not meaningfully alter the balance between missile offense and defense.
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