How to prevail in the Second Nuclear Age?

Turning Civil Airliners into a Skeet Shoot

By Ed Timperlake and Robbin Laird

Given that the use of missiles by terrorists is an act which can be copied in the future, ensuring that the noose is tightened and pulled on the perpetrators is done quickly and rapidly.

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The Iraq Dynamic: A Pressing Need to Shape a Kurdish Option

By Ed Timperlake and Robbin Laird

The US can both help the Christians and the Kurds and shape a way ahead in Iraq.

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Ready on Arrival: The USS Bush on Station for the Iraq Crisis

By Ed Timperlake

The USS Bush brings flexibility to managing the Iraq crisis.

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The Obama Administration and Military Power: Adversary Perceptions

By Robbin Laird

The President has shaped a new strategic triad, but will it deter those for whom it is designed to deter?

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Obama’s Berlin Vision a Year Later: How Did That Turn Out?

By Zbigniew Mazurak

Crimea is the death blow for sure to the Berlin speech. Now it is time to get on to a credible and realistic modernization strategy.

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Breaking Apart the Budapest Agreement on Ukraine: Its Impact on the Second Nuclear Age

By Robbin Laird

Putin had a definite answer with regard to the 1994 agreement – redraw the map.  And thereby accelerated the forces for further nuclear proliferation.

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Shaping a Nuclear Deterrent for the Second Nuclear Age: A French Perspective

By Second Line of Defense Team

“The air component is the only one that can make targeted strikes on the power centers of threatening regional powers.”

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The Russian Factor in the Second Nuclear Age

By SLD Team

The Russians have demonstrated a continued commitment to the upgrade and deployment of tactical and strategic nuclear weapons.

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The 94th AAMDC: Warriors of the Second Nuclear Age

By Robbin Laird

While we debate the emergence of the second nuclear age, real world warrior in the US military are preparing to deal with the threat.

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Tactical Nuclear Weapons in the Russian Black Sea Fleet: In Play in the Current Crisis?

By Ed Timperlake

A forgotten element in the Crimean crisis is the Russian fleet and tactical nuclear weapons.

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