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  • Defense Bill Has Billions For Subs, Planes, Copters Made In Connecticut

    Defense Bill Has Billions For Subs, Planes, Copters Made In Connecticut
    WASHINGTON — The massive defense authorization bill that's making its way through Congress is an early Christmas present for Connecticut's defense contractors, containing billions of dollars for submarines, helicopters and other weaponry made by...
  • As U.S. nuclear arsenal ages, other nations have modernized

    As U.S. nuclear arsenal ages, other nations have modernized
    As Russian forces were drawing back from a swift and violent incursion into Ukraine this fall, Moscow was delivering another powerful military statement many miles to the north. A new 40-foot Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile, capable of...
  • The U.S. must strengthen its ballistic missile defenses against Iran

    Columnist Cal Thomas is right when he says that "burnishing a president's legacy is not a sufficient reason to trade away American and Israeli security" ("U.S. negotiations with Iran are a dangerous farce," Nov. 8). A "deal" with Iran that doesn't fully...
  • Walter Pincus: It's time for U.S. to upgrade old thinking on old nukes

    Walter Pincus: It's time for U.S. to upgrade old thinking on old nukes
    The publicized mishaps — they shouldn't be called scandals — in recent years by Air Force and Navy personnel in charge of nuclear weapons give the White House and Congress a chance to rethink the U.S. deterrence mission before returning airmen...
  • North Dakota nuclear missile base struggles to recover from scandals

    North Dakota nuclear missile base struggles to recover from scandals
    A bitter wind relentlessly whips across acres of frozen prairie at this remote base, where hundreds of airmen and women stay on alert around the clock to do the unthinkable: launch a nuclear attack. This is the only installation in the nation that hosts...
  • How I Made It: Simon 'Si' Ramo

    How I Made It: Simon 'Si' Ramo
    The gig: Simon "Si" Ramo helped lead the Cold War development of the intercontinental ballistic missile, which could send a nuclear warhead thousands of miles. The aerospace pioneer co-founded two Fortune 500 companies, including TRW Inc., for which he...
  • If the U.S. wants peace, it must prepare for nuclear war

    To the editor: I strongly disagree with Joe Cirincione's belief that the U.S. ought not continue to modernize its formidable nuclear arsenal. ("How big a nuclear arsenal do we really need?," Op-Ed, Oct. 21) As the Romans knew so well, Si vis pacem, para...
  • JLENS: securing our coast

    JLENS: securing our coast
    This Christmas, the United States Army will deliver a spectacular present to Harford and Baltimore counties. A pair of big white blimps will be flying two miles above Aberdeen Proving Ground — unless Congress balks. After evaluation and...
  • Aircraft carrier Bush due home Saturday; pilots returning Friday

    Hampton Roads will be the scene of a big homecoming this weekend for pilots and sailors serving aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush. The carrier, along with the guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun, are due at Naval Station Norfolk on...
  • Ukraine, separatists revving for resumption of full-fledged war

    Ukraine, separatists revving for resumption of full-fledged war
    Russian and Ukrainian officials traded accusations Thursday about gearing up for a resumption of full-fledged war in eastern Ukraine as European monitors reported a steady rise in what appeared to be uniformed fighters crossing in from Russia. Russian...
  • Major overhaul of nuclear force planned to improve security and morale

    Major overhaul of nuclear force planned to improve security and morale
    Stung by a series of scandals in the nation’s nuclear force, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced plans Friday to overhaul its management, calling for billions of dollars to upgrade equipment, improve training, increase oversight and address...