The 47-year-old nuclear elephant in the room

By Douglas Birch and R. Jeffrey Smith

A growing number of U.S. experts say that feigning ignorance about Israel’s nuclear arsenal creates more trouble than it averts.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Syria":

"… the British journal Survival. “Nuclear weapons did not deter Egypt and Syria from attacking Israel in 1973, Argentina from attacking British territory …"

Briefing the president but keeping the public in the dark

By James Arkin

Washington kept grim early estimates of the death and destruction from a nuclear war with Russia secret for more than half a century.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Washington":

"… rity Archive, a nonprofit historical research group affiliated with George Washington University, along with other previously classified documents about nu …"

Obama administration embraces major new nuclear weapons cut

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Officials back a new targeting plan and a one-third reduction in the U.S. arsenal.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Senate":

"… the latter path could be chosen if gaining the assent of two-thirds of the Senate to a treaty is not possible. Preliminary discussions about this ambition …"

"… nuclear arms for security; others worry that Republican opposition in the Senate may obstruct ratification of any new treaty. But there remains high intere …"