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 "United States":

"… world’s “worst-kept secrets” dates from a political deal between the United States and Israel in the late 1960s. Its consequence has been to help Israel main …"

"… pons, a widespread consensus exists in the region and among experts in the United States that Israel possesses a number of nuclear weapons. For Israel’s neighbor …"

"… ould not test its nuclear weapons or announce it possessed them, while the United States wouldn’t press Israel to give them up or to sign the Non-Proliferation T …"

"… ma’s top advisor on nuclear nonproliferation from 2009 to 2013, said the United States has long preferred that Israel hold to its policy of amimut, out of concer …"

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.

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 "Tommy Vietor":

"… tional security adviser Ben Rhodes said on Jan. 31. White House spokesman Tommy Vietor declined comment on Feb. 6 on the draft directive. The New Start treaty l …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "senior official":

"… out of Syria “The options are not good in any scenario,” said another senior official, adding that Washington is as worried about the chemicals falling into the …"

"… he early 1990s. No final policy choice has been made about these options, senior officials said. And bringing a large weapons stockpile into Turkey or Russia – wh …"

Hospitals failing to secure dirty bomb materials

By Aaron Mehta

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

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 "military officer":

"… w has strong currency with Republicans in the House, and among some senior military officers at the Pentagon. But it got some politically interesting pushback this we …"

"… t got some politically interesting pushback this week from a former senior military officer, retired Marine Gen. James E. “Hoss” Cartwright.  As head of the …"

"… so that an adversary has to strike the homeland.”Coming from a top U.S. military officer, that claim seems jarring; it makes clear he would be an obstacle to pursu …"

WMD nonproliferation needs more attention

By The Center for Public Integrity

Inadequate efforts to prevent proliferation of WMD presents serious security risk

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 "Congress":

"… mmunity's Prewar Intelligence Assessments on Iraq. Washington, D.C.: 108th Congress, 2004.Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Report of the Select C …"

"… rism and How They Compare With Prewar Assessments. Washington, D.C.: 109th Congress, 2nd Session, 2006.BooksBamford, James. A Pretext for War: 9/11, Iraq …"

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