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Nuclear Neighborhoods: 11,000 Generations

For Iowans, August is a month to remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It is also the perfect time to consider the current realities of an increasingly costly and dangerous global nuclear arsenal- something about which the world seems blithely unaware. To … Continue reading

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Obama's Baby Steps Forward

President Obama spoke in Berlin this week, and I have been waiting to listen to the speech, doing so this morning. Friends have been talking about Obama’s call for a new series of steps toward nuclear abolition. One friend, who … Continue reading

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Rot in the Nuclear Weapons Force

After the U.S. Air Force removed 17 nuclear weapons launch officers from duty this week for marginal job performance skills, it should be a wake-up call. Lt. Col. Jay Folds, deputy commander of the 91st Operations Group, which is responsible … Continue reading

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Don't be Distracted by North Korean Nuclear Test

The North Korean nuclear test explosion on Feb. 12 is a serious threat to international security and reemphasizes the need for the U.S. to lead in working with other nuclear-armed states to decrease the risk posed by the existence of … Continue reading

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Infringing on Sovereignty

Tuesday, the United States Senate failed to ratify the United Nations Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities in a 61-38 vote where two thirds majority was required. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa voted against ratification of the treaty, saying … Continue reading

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