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How Many Ballistic Missile Submarines Will Russia Build?
July 06, 2015

How Many Ballistic Missile Submarines Will Russia Build?

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The head of the Russian Navy is considering increasing the number of SSBNs to be commissioned past 2020.
The Consequences of a Pakistani Sea-Based Nuclear Second Strike Capability
March 15, 2015

The Consequences of a Pakistani Sea-Based Nuclear Second Strike Capability

By Ankit Panda
What happens to South Asian nuclear stability if Pakistan operationalizes a sea-based second strike capability?

Putin's 'Red October': Russia's Deadliest New Submarine
March 04, 2015

Putin's 'Red October': Russia's Deadliest New Submarine

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Should the United States be worried?

Congress Wants Taiwan at RIMPAC
August 12, 2014

Congress Wants Taiwan at RIMPAC

By Zachary Keck
Plus, ASEAN is building a domestic arms industry. Defense and security links.

Nuclear Bombers in an A2/AD World
June 11, 2014

Nuclear Bombers in an A2/AD World

By Zachary Keck
Anti-access/area-denial capabilities will not impact the nuclear mission of America’s bomber fleet.
SSBNs and Strategic Stability in the Second Nuclear Age
May 15, 2014

SSBNs and Strategic Stability in the Second Nuclear Age

By James R. Holmes
New ballistic missile submarine fleets could destabilize the nuclear order.

US Strategy in the Second Nuclear Age
March 06, 2014

US Strategy in the Second Nuclear Age

By James R. Holmes
America's nuclear triad shouldn't be held sacrosanct just to please advocates in the U.S. Navy and Air Force.
US to Spend $1 Trillion on Nukes
January 08, 2014

US to Spend $1 Trillion on Nukes

By Zachary Keck
The U.S. will spend $1 trillion over the next 30 years maintaining and modernizing its nukes, according to a new report.

Strategic Bombers: MVP of the Nuclear Triad
December 21, 2013

Strategic Bombers: MVP of the Nuclear Triad

By Lt Col Thomas C. Kirkham, USAF
Calls for the retirement of America’s nuclear-capable bombers make little strategic sense.

Credible Chinese Undersea Nuclear Deterrent is Imminent
November 13, 2013

Credible Chinese Undersea Nuclear Deterrent is Imminent

The PLAN’s Type 094 Jin-class submarines will be capable of delivering nuclear JL-2s.

November 05, 2013

State Media Boasts of China’s Ability to Nuke US Cities

China’s state media reportedly boasted that Beijing can kill millions of Americans with its new SLBM.

China to Japan: Shooting Down Drones Would Be Act of War
October 28, 2013

China to Japan: Shooting Down Drones Would Be Act of War

Plus, South Korea hopes to deploy two light aircraft carriers by 2036. Monday defense links.

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