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 "Barack Obama":

"… be used due to the political sensitivity surrounding the topic. President Barack Obama made clear that this 4-decade-old U.S. policy would persist at his first W …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Iraq":

"… nter published in January 2008, five years after the start of the war with Iraq. It was called Iraq: The War Card: Orchestrated Deception on the Path …"

"… 2008, five years after the start of the war with Iraq. It was called Iraq: The War Card: Orchestrated Deception on the Path to War. Working wit …"

"… mation coming from top government officials leading up to the start of the Iraq war in March of 2003. The project overview is called False Pretenses. …"

"… lying realities.” The realities he found in regard to misinformation on Iraq were stunning. “Our report found that in the two years after the terrori …"

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 "Center for Public Integrity":

"… nt — which the Energy Department has not publicly released but which the Center for Public Integrity obtained — does not mention asteroids. Instead it calls for the two coun …"

"… shed together to cause a nuclear blast. In response to questions from the Center for Public Integrity, the Energy Department said in a statement that specific projects are to b …"

"… Corp., Orbital Sciences and Belton Space Exploration Initiatives LLC. The Center for Public Integrity reported in February that Ball Aerospace in 2008 lobbied on a section of t …"

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 "president":

"… l deficit and improve prospects for a new arms deal with Russia before the president leaves office. But it is likely to draw fire from conservatives, if p …"

"… were not authorized to talk to a reporter about the review, described the president as fully on board, but said he has not signed the document. The document …"

"… e cities. Some officials at the State Department, the NSC staff, and Vice president Biden’s staff urged consideration of the smaller arsenal and new targeti …"

"… d by terrorists.” Some senior U.S. officials are skeptical that Russian president Vladimir Putin would agree to a new treaty, because his government claims …"

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 "National Nuclear Security Administration":

"… diological sources that could be turned into dirty bombs, according to the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), which shares purview over nuclear technologies with the Nuclear Re …"

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 "Lockheed Martin":

"… four biggest companies in the nuclear weapons launch business — Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and General Dynamics — and their corporate political …"

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 "Florida":

"… truction Proliferation and Terrorism, led by former senators Bob Graham, a Florida Democrat, and Jim Talent, a Missouri Republican, to “address the grave t …"

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

Bibliography

By The Center for Public Integrity

Sources from the Iraq: The War Card project

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