Obama Nuclear Policy News
What if the general says 'no' to president's nuclear order?
Amid all the planning for nuclear war, a big 'what if' remains: What if the general in charge doesn't obey the president's order?
Trump era sparks new debate about nuclear war authority
It's hard to overstate how thoroughly the U.S. military has prepared for doomsday _ the day nuclear bombs zero in on America _ but some worry about the potential for deadlocked decision-making in an actual nuclear crisis
How many nuclear weapons does the U.S. have?
President Donald Trump has said that, while he would prefer that no country have nuclear weapons, he would like to see the U.S. have superiority in the number of weapons and that they be in "tip-top shape". So, exactly how many nuclear weapons does the United States have? And what is the U.S. doing
What Russia is expecting from Putin's meeting with Trump
It’s being billed as one of the biggest political encounters of the year but ahead of Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump ’s first meeting, the Kremlin will be happy if it just passes off without too much drama. Conscious that Trump is mired amid investigations into his presidential campaign ’s
The Note: Dems fall short in Georgia
TRUMP’S FIRST 100 DAYS with ABC’s RICK KLEIN and SHUSHANNAH WALSHE Day No. 90 THE BIG STORY: That was so much fun that we get to enjoy two more months of it. The most over-analyzed and thoroughly dissected special election of recent memory offers few definitive lessons out of the first round of
Pentagon begins Nuclear Posture Review
The Pentagon has begun a Nuclear Posture Review that will guide the strategy for the U.S. military’s nuclear weapons programs and modernization of the nuclear triad over the next decade. The new review will also factor in the current geopolitical reality of frayed relationships with Russia and
Donald Trump's Latest Rant on Twitter Goes Nuclear
The president-elect suggested that he welcomes a new arms race with Russia.
The Note: Trump Goes Nuclear
NOTABLES --TRUMP -- U.S. 'MUST GREATLY STRENGTHEN' NUCLEAR CAPABILITIES. President-elect Donald Trump tweeted Thursday that the U.S. "must greatly strengthen and expand" its nuclear capabilities without offering immediate context to what prompted the declaration, writes ABC’s ALEXANDER MALLIN.
On the Issues: Clinton, Trump Talk Military Spending
A look at the presidential hopefuls' approaches to the defense budget and the VA.
How Clinton Donor Got on Sensitive Intelligence Board
Newly released State Department emails help reveal how a major Clinton Foundation donor was placed on a sensitive government intelligence advisory board even though he had no obvious experience in the field, a decision that appeared to baffle the department’s professional staff. The emails further