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A US-Russia-China Arms Treaty? Extend New START First

Nuclear Crisis Group Director Jon Wolfsthal argues that as useful as new and expanded strategic conversations with China could be, such efforts should not in any way be put in front of the urgently needed and beneficial effort to extend New START.

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A former US missile-launch officer says Trump’s nuclear policy could get us all killed

Drastically reducing America’s nuclear arsenal will strengthen US national security, nonproliferation expert Bruce Blair, a former US Air Force nuclear launch officer, told Congress today (March 6).

The MacArthur “genius grant” recipient said Donald Trump’s plan to expand US nuclear capabilities (pdf) will make the world a more dangerous place—and leave America more vulnerable to attack. 

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