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Biden and the Bomb

ACW Podcast

Joe Biden is the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. While the popular perception of Biden is that he’s quite moderate, on nuclear issues he’s always been relatively progressive. Aaron and Jeffrey discuss Biden and bomb. Support us over at!

Giving Thanks for Heroic Efforts

Verse of the week: “I understand the large hearts of heroes,The courage of present times and all times,How the skipper saw the crowded and rudderless wreck of the steam-ship,and Death chasing it up and down the storm,How he knuckled tight and gave not back an inch, and was faithfulof days and faithful of nights,And chalk’d …

The PLA Rocket Force’s Rapid Expansion

China’s People’s Liberation Army Rocket Force (PLARF) has been very busy in the last few years, testing new high-tech missiles and standing up new launch brigades.  Superproducer Scott joins Jeffrey and Anne to talk about reports of the PLARF test launching over 100 missiles in 2019, rapidly expanding since 2017, and some of the data …

Making Nukes Weapons of Last Resort

Lyric of the Week: Won’t you please come to Chicago For the help that we can bring We can change the world Re-arrange the world It’s dying — to get better –Graham Nash, “Chicago” The tension between deterrence and arms control is hard-wired: those of us who believe that reducing nuclear dangers requires reducing the …

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