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The 33 Minute Threat

Posted December 27th, 2016 at 11:28 am (UTC-4)
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We’re very good at responding when we’re attacked. Look at how America rallied when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, or when al Qaeda destroyed the World Trade Center and crippled the Pentagon….But part of the job of providing for the common defense is anticipating threats, not merely reacting to attacks.

A Second Life in Space for Cold War Nukes

Posted April 27th, 2016 at 1:34 pm (UTC-4)
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In the tradition of turning swords into plowshares, it’s an appealing idea: converting the U.S.’s ballistic missiles into rockets for civilian space transport. It’s also a sensible one — and Congress should change the law to make it happen.

Washington Made it Easy for Iran to Fire its Ballistic Missiles

Posted March 17th, 2016 at 1:55 pm (UTC-4)
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[I]n exchange for Iran’s signature on the landmark nuclear accord, the United States granted Tehran greater wiggle room to advance its ballistic missile program…. There’s just one problem: The updated measures are neither legally binding nor as restrictive than the measures in place at the time of the nuclear pact.

How Should Washington Respond to Iran’s Ballistic Missile Tests?

Posted December 22nd, 2015 at 12:12 pm (UTC-4)
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Rather than pursuing additional unilateral sanctions at this time or taking the draconian step of suspending the sanctions relief as outlined in the July 14 P5+1 and Iran nuclear agreement, the United States, our allies and partners should consider other effective means to curb Iran’s missile development.