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China’s Top Nuclear-Weapons Lab Used American Computer Chips Decades After Ban

SINGAPORE—China’s top nuclear-weapons research institute has bought sophisticated U.S. computer chips at least a dozen times in the past two and a half years, circumventing decades-old American export restrictions meant…

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The Doomsday Clock is Ticking on Biosecurity

Last Tuesday, we and the other members of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Science and Security Board moved the iconic Doomsday Clock to 90 seconds to midnight, the closest…

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Is Helping Ukraine Reducing US Preparedness, Security?

Questions are mounting as to how long the United States can continue to supply Ukraine from its own weapons stockpiles without hindering its own security.

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US Secures Deal on Philippines Bases to Complete Arc Around China

The US has secured access to four additional military bases in the Philippines – a key bit of real estate which would offer a front seat to monitor the Chinese…

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General Joe Votel, USA (Ret.) Sign on with More than 480 Global Voices Who Call on International Community to Strengthen Support for Protesters in Iran

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Nobel Prize laureates, former heads of state, retired military officers, business leaders, actors, authors, and human rights defenders forced into exile are among the…

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Netherlands and Japan Said to Join U.S. in Curbing Chip Technology Sent to China

A new agreement is expected to expand the reach of U.S. technology restrictions on China issued last year. WASHINGTON — The Netherlands and Japan, both makers of some of the…

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U.S. military downs Chinese balloon over Atlantic Ocean

The airship, which Pentagon officials characterized as an attempt by Beijing to collect intelligence on the U.S. military, was shot down off the South Carolina coast A U.S. fighter jet,…

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Chairman of House Select Committee on China Lays Out His Plans

The head of the newly created House committee centered on strategic competition with China expects the panel will lay down “supporting fire” to elevate the importance of selling military equipment…

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Software Defines Tactics

The book “The Bomber Mafia” revolves around the efforts of military officers to develop effective tactics for a bomber force, emphasizing the feedback cycles between operational results and new bombsight…

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The Fight Against Money Laundering: Machine Learning is a Game Changer

To realize the full benefits of machine learning and advanced analytics in anti–money laundering, institutions need AML experts, strong data science talent, and reliable data sources in the fight against…