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 "president":

"… for secretary of defense, when he noted — while serving as a university president — that Iran is surrounded by “powers with nuclear weapons,” includin …"

Finding the truth in 935 lies about war with Iraq

By Bill Buzenberg

New book from Center's founder discusses the orchestrated deception that led to war in Iraq, and what it means for the future of truth.

A new use for nuclear weapons: hunting rogue asteroids

By Douglas Birch

A persistent campaign by weapons designers to develop a nuclear defense against extraterrestrial rocks slowly wins government support.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Energy Secretary":

"… mpaign suffered a setback last month when the Obama Administration’s new Energy Secretary, Ernest Moniz, signed an agreement with the Russians that the Americans sa …"

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 "U.S. Strategic Command":

"… Department, the National Security Council, the intelligence community, the U.S. Strategic Command, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the office of Vice President Joseph Biden, …"

U.S. seeks to outsource handling of Syrian chemical weapons

By R. Jeffrey Smith

The U.S. wants Jordan and Turkey to take the lead safeguarding Syrian chemical weapons.

Hospitals failing to secure dirty bomb materials

By Aaron Mehta

Hospitals are failing to secure potential dirty bomb materials, says GAO

Excerpts from this story referencing "General Accountability Office":

"… hundreds of hospitals around the country.A report released Tuesday by General Accountability Office has found that only one out of every five hospitals that use high-risk nuc …"

Former U.S. nuclear commander startles with proposal to cut weapons arsenal by 80%

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Squabbling in Washington intensifies as a former nuclear force commander urges 80% reduction in the arsenal.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bruce Blair":

"… eport he signed, which was coordinated by former Minuteman missile officer Bruce Blair’s Global Zero project. The report was also endorsed by Richard Burt, a f …"

WMD nonproliferation needs more attention

By The Center for Public Integrity

Inadequate efforts to prevent proliferation of WMD presents serious security risk

Excerpts from this story referencing "Congress":

"… . As part of its package implementing the 9/11 Commission recommendations, Congress created a senior White House position with the title coordinator for the p …"

"… o be able to take that on and continue to try to keep us safe.”Follow-up:Congress created a Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Prol …"

McClellan book confirms Center's 'Iraq: The War Card' report

By Caitlin Ginley

In a new memoir, former White House press secretary Scott McClellan became the first Bush administration official to confirm the orchestrate


By The Center for Public Integrity

Sources from the Iraq: The War Card project

Excerpts from this story referencing "Department of Defense":

"… the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. Washington, D.C.: Department of Defense, 2007.Levin, Carl. Report of an Inquiry into the Alternative Analysis …"

U.S. biological weapons lab locked down, 50 miles from Pentagon

By Peter Eisner

WASHINGTON, September 12, 2001 — Fort Detrick conducts research to defend the United States against some of the most deadly biological agent

Excerpts from this story referencing "Atlanta":

"… under tight security at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta and another at a Siberian laboratory in Russia.According to Dr. D.A. Hende …"