The Iran Deal

Blocking a Persian Bomb Donald Trump called it “the worst deal ever negotiated”. Benjamin Netanyahu called it an “embarrassment” which “paves Iran’s path to the bomb”; Lindsey Graham called it “a death sentence for Israel”. They were talking about the JCPOA, or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, commonly known as the Iran Nuclear Deal, an…

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Project Sapphire

A Secret Mission to Thwart Nuclear Terrorism Early in 1994, Andy Weber was serving in Kazakhstan as U.S. political-military attaché, when his auto mechanic asked if he wanted to buy some uranium. There was a wild-west atmosphere in this brand new country, with lots of black market activity and scamming, but Weber knew that Kazakhstan…

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Modernizing Doomsday

As the Doomsday Clock ticks closer to midnight than ever before, the United States is preparing to spend trillions of dollars to rebuild a nuclear arsenal that was originally intended to fight the Cold War.

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Loose Nukes

Mission: remove 4,000 so-called “loose nukes” from former Soviet states. Tactics: relationships, innovative policy, and a tight timeline. This is the story of the most successful denuclearization operation ever.

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The Biscuit and the Football

Only the President can order a nuclear attack, and no one has the authority to stop it. Hear from President Clinton and others about this dangerous and anachronistic policy.

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