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How should we remember Trinity Site, where the first nuclear bomb was tested?

It’s time for a new atomic altruism

The far right’s war on “woke” has real-world consequences for the military

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Why an Air Force colonel — and many other experts — are so worried about the existential risk of AI

Why we need a Memorial Day for civilian victims of war

The potential fallout from drone attacks in Moscow

Can a 50-year-old treaty still keep the world safe from the changing threat of bioweapons?

The Supreme Court is befuddled by whether Twitter is liable for ISIS’s terrorism

What’s going on with the unidentified objects that US fighter planes keep taking down?

The Pelosi attack is the culmination of longtime GOP hate-mongering

Inside the chaos at Washington’s most connected military tech startup

The big-deal bills Congress needs to pass before the end of the year

An atmosphere of violence: Stochastic terror in American politics

What we know about the violent attack on Nancy Pelosi’s husband

The Crimea bridge explosion is a devastating blow to Putin and Russian morale

3 takeaways from that Trump judge’s latest order in the Mar-a-Lago case

After the latest clash with Israel, Gazans’ struggle continues

The only way to “win” the war on terrorism is to end it

Biden sought to end endless wars. So what’s the military doing in Somalia?

A needed nuclear option for climate change

Shinzo Abe wanted to make Japan a “normal country” — as he saw it

Ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s new investment fund deepens his ties to national security interests

Thinking through the unthinkable

The biggest funder of anti-nuclear war programs is taking its money away

The Supreme Court hands the CIA a victory in a horrid case about torture

The war in Ukraine could portend the end of the “long peace”

The Olympic ideal is about world peace. The Olympic reality is far from it.

Can Russia back down in Ukraine?

What the Doomsday Clock is really counting down to

Congress is facing a December time crunch. Here’s what to expect.

The Supreme Court confronts the CIA’s worst-kept secret

9 high-stakes issues SCOTUS will take up this term

The war on terror and the long death of liberal interventionism

Biden had a chance to save allies in Afghanistan. He wasted it.

Time is running out to save Afghans who helped US troops

For hackers, space is the final frontier

UFOs are real. That’s the easy part. Now here’s the hard part.

Biden says Putin “knows there are consequences” if cyberattacks continue

The FBI recovered most of Colonial Pipeline’s ransom, but the ransomware threat remains

Why Biden’s team didn’t go all-in on Israel-Gaza

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