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  • Weapons of Mass Destruction

    February 2020

    BREAKING: U.S. Nukes Russia in Simulation Exercise

    By Jon Harper
    Secretary of Defense Mark Esper earlier this week participated in a “mini exercise” in which the United States launched a simulated nuclear strike against Russia, a senior Pentagon official announced Feb. 21.
  • CBRN

    September 2018

    EXCLUSIVE: Doctors Reveal Details of Neuro-Weapon Attacks in Havana

    Directed energy weapons intended to disrupt or damage their victims’ brains were the most likely source of a series of mysterious attacks singling out U.S. personnel assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Cuba in 2017, three doctors involved in the investigation have told National Defense in exclusive interviews.
  • Chem Bio Protection

    March 2018

    Chem-Bio Defense Program Eases Path for Industry

    By Tim Belski , Lt. Col. Matthew Clark and Hannah Feldman
    In a 2016 congressional hearing, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper stated that chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear weapons and emerging infectious diseases constitute a major threat to the security of the United States.
  • Strategic Weapons

    January 2018

    Selva: Pentagon Seeks New Low-Yield Nuclear Options (UPDATED)

    By Vivienne Machi
    The United States needs to have a variety of nuclear options in place to effectively deter an adversary from engaging in even a limited strike against the homeland or allies, the vice chairman of the joint chiefs of staff said Jan. 30.
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