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    That Last Bomb

    The Last Bomb is a 1945 War Department film documenting the final months of the B-29 super fortress air campaign against Japan. It concludes with the August 1945 atomic bombings of…

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    Nuclear Deterrence

    Air Force Lieutenant General Jack Weinstein, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration, talked about the Air Force contributions to the United States' role in…

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    U.S. Atomic War Plans from 1945-1950

    Professor John Curatola talked about his book, Bigger Bombs for a Brighter Tomorrow: The Strategic Air Command and American War Plans at the Dawn of the Atomic Age, 1945-1950. Professor…

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    Atomic Bomb Use in World War II

    Professor Peter Kuznick talked about the development and use of the atomic bomb during World War II. He argued that there were others ways, such as changing surrender terms, which could…

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    Book Discussion on The Winter Fortress

    Neal Bascomb talked about his book The Winter Fortress: The Epic Mission to Sabotage Hitler’s Atomic Bomb, in which he recalls the Nazis' race to build a nuclear bomb and the Allies'…

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    Global Nuclear Challenges, Part 2

    A panel of experts presented and discussed the nuclear security challenges facing the next president of the United States. They said that the U.S. and world as a whole were not doing enough to disarm.…

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    U.S. Policy Toward Russia

    Officials from the Departments of State and Defense as well as a Russian pro-democracy activist were among the witnesses who testified on U.S. policy toward Russia. The hearing focused on…

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    Global Nuclear Challenges, Part 3

    Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes discussed President Obama’s progress with nuclear security. Mr. Rhodes, also an adviser on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of…

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    Global Nuclear Challenges, Part 1

    Hiroshima atomic bomb survivor and anti-nuclear activist Setsuko Thurlow talked about her life and work as she was presented with the 2015 “Arms Control Person of the Year Award.” This was the keynote…

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    Iran Nuclear Agreement

    Panelists talked about the July 2015 Iran nuclear agreement and its prospects for averting nuclear proliferation in the Middle East. Robert Einhorn and Richard Nephew presented their report, The Iran Nuclear…

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    Global Nuclear Challenges, Part 4

    A panel discussion was held on the future of the United State’s nuclear weapons program. Panelists looked at the impact of the budget, aging nuclear arsenal, and deterrence. “Examining the U.S. Nuclear…

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    Barbara Slavin on the Iran Nuclear Agreement

    Barbara Slavin talked about a recent International Atomic Energy Agency report on the implementation of the Iran nuclear deal nearly one year after the agreement was announced by the P5+1*…

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    U.S. Policy in Asia-Pacific Region

    Foreign policy experts talked about the impact of the arms trade in East Asia, and the U.S. strategy for the Asia-Pacific region. Professor Thomas Berger said a major problem with the arms trade is the…

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    National Atomic Testing Museum

    Michael Hall gave a tour of the the National Atomic Testing Museum and spoke about the Nevada Test Site, a U.S. Department of Energy location 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas. The site was established in 1951…

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    Iran Nuclear Agreement Implementation

    Thomas Shannon testified at a hearing on the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the nuclear non-proliferation agreement between Iran and the P5+1* nations. The…

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    Iran Nuclear Agreement Implementation

    Lead Coordinator for Iran Nuclear Implementation Stephen Mull and other officials from the State and Treasury departments testified at a hearing on the implementation of the Iran nuclear agreement and…

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    President Obama Remarks at Hiroshima Peace Memorial

    President Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivered remarks following a wreath-laying ceremony at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial. President Obama said the U.S. and Japan had made…

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    Iran Nuclear Agreement

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing on the Obama administration’s messaging strategy on the nuclear deal the U.S. and some of its allies made with Iran. Much of the…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest briefed reporters and responded to their questions on a variety of topics, including President Obama’s decision to visit Hiroshima, Japan. He would become the first sitting…

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    Middle East Security Challenges

    Lisa Anderson spoke about security challenges and politics in the Middle East. She focused on political uprisings, modern state structure, the rise of non-state actors, and combating ISIS*.…

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