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    Will the "Day the World Shook" Be This Weekend?

    Quick—rush to Vegas and lay down a bet on this weekend’s headlines. Here is a short list of what we all might be talking about by Monday. Arab Spring Part II The president of Egypt showed his true colors last week—which look an awful lot like a Muslim Brotherhood banner—by … More

    WMD Attack: Is the U.S. Prepared?

    From ABC’s new TV series Last Resort to the Fallout video-game series, scenarios in which weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) are employed against the U.S. homeland are a mainstay in popular culture. It is a nightmarish scenario, however, and one for which we would expect our military to plan and … More

    A Weapon from "The Matrix" Isn't Just Science Fiction

    In The Matrix, EMP (electromagnetic pulse) was used to stop the Machines during the Machine War.  Even Agent Smith used EMP to take out the Hovercrafts. It all sounds like the work of science fiction and Keanu Reeves, but the real threat of electromagnetic pulse isn’t fiction at all—but a … More

    A "Declaration" Jack Bauer Wouldn’t Make

    The President’s recently-released Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) has come under intense criticism for its revision of the U.S.’s declaratory policy, the statement that sets out when the U.S. would consider employing nuclear weapons. Declaratory policy has two purposes. Publicly, it’s a warning. Privately, it provides the military guidance for building … More