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The Most Consequential Step

Michael Krepon

Diversion of the week: I strongly recommend the movie “Heart and Souls” (1993) starring a very young Robert Downey, Jr., the great Alfre Woodard, the under-appreciated straight man, Charles Grodin, Kyra Sedgwick and Tom Sizemore. We usually settle for one, movie-ending feel good moment. Guys: think of the having-a-catch-with-Dad scene in “Field of Dreams.” Gets …

Biden and the Bomb

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 …

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