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Elaine M. Grossman

GSN Elaine M. Grossman is a special correspondent for National Journal, and executive editor and senior correspondent for Global Security Newswire. She is a veteran national security and foreign affairs reporter whose articles have won 14 national journalism awards over the past dozen years, including top honors from the National Press Club and Society of Professional Journalists for investigative, analytical, online and breaking-news reporting. In 2009, Atlantic Media recognized her "terrain mastery" with its highest editorial prize, the Chairman's Award. Grossman's articles have also appeared in several major newspapers and magazines, including The Boston Globe and The Miami Herald. In 2003, Grossman served as an Iraq war correspondent for U.S. News & World Report during a six-week stint at ground-combat headquarters in Kuwait. She subsequently wrote about the opening days of the conflict as a visiting scholar at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, winning a top National Press Club award for the article. Previously senior correspondent and chief editor at the independent investigative weekly Inside the Pentagon, Grossman holds a bachelor's degree from Washington University and a master's degree in international affairs from Columbia University.
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The U.K. Is Fine With Its Fleet of Nuclear Subs, Thank You Very Much

July 1, 2014 An independent British panel led by former defense and foreign-affairs leaders from each of the nation's three major political parties agrees in a new report that the United Kingdom should keep its arsenal of nuclear-armed Trident submarines, but consider postponing a 2016 decision on modernization options. The so-called Trident Commission's ...

Funding to Replace Nuclear Subs Up in the Air

April 30, 2014 A key U.S. House panel leader says Congress won't create a special funding stream for nuclear-armed submarines this year, but he thinks the idea of bankrolling the vessels outside of the Navy's strained shipbuilding budget is almost certain in the long term. Representative Randy Forbes (R-Va.) told reporters on Tuesday ...

Nuclear Unit Commander to Step Down Amid Missileer Cheating Scandal

March 27, 2014 Air Force Col. Robert Stanley, who commands a scandal-rocked nuclear-missile wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., is stepping down on Thursday, Global Security Newswire has learned. The news comes just as his service prepares to announce the results of an Air Force Global Strike Command investigation into allegations that ...

Pentagon Budget Protects Nuclear Triad

February 25, 2014 U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday said the nation would keep its air-land-sea approach to the nuclear arsenal, despite new Pentagon spending cuts. "We ... preserve all three legs of the nuclear triad," he said in a lengthy statement at a Defense Department press conference, mostly devoted to conventional-warfare ...

U.S. Labels Nigeria's Boko Haram as Terrorists

November 13, 2013 The United States on Wednesday formally designated the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram as a terrorist organization. The new label is aimed at facilitating the international investigation and prosecution of those believed "responsible for thousands of deaths in northeast and central Nigeria over the last several years, including targeted killings ...

Air Force Brass Confident of Nuclear Base Security Following Deadly Navy Incident

September 20, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow NATIONAL HARBOR, MD. -- A two-star Air Force general responsible for overseeing atomic matters has voiced confidence in security at service bases housing nuclear-tipped ground-based ballistic missiles and aircraft-delivered cruise missiles and gravity bombs, following Monday’s deadly shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington. Asked if the Air Force would ...

Arab States Reintroduce Measure Opposing Israel's Nuclear Weapons

September 18, 2013 WASHINGTON -- Arab nations at a meeting of a key U.N. body this week have reintroduced a measure opposing Israeli nuclear weapons, a move fueled by growing acrimony over the failure thus far to convene talks over a proposed ban on weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East. The ...

U.S. Envoy Questions Middle East Verve for WMD-Free Zone

July 29, 2013 A senior U.S. State Department official in an exclusive interview called Egypt’s walkout from a recent U.N.-sponsored conference “theatrics” that do not help the Arab state’s bid to create a special Middle East zone free of nuclear, biological or chemical weapons. Cairo made news in April when its delegate left ...

Nuclear Doomsday is Coming Today. You’ll Want to See This.

July 18, 2013 It’s Thursday, July 18, and nuclear Armageddon is upon us. Or at least you might be excused for thinking so when you glimpse on your colleague’s computer monitor a compelling simulation of a mushroom cloud rising over your home town. That’s the 2.0 version of NUKEMAP -- now in three ...

Talks on Mideast WMD Ban an Unintended Casualty of Egyptian Coup?

July 8, 2013 Egypt's frustration over obstacles toward meeting its longtime vision of convening an international conference on banning weapons of mass destruction from the Middle East was high enough in April to prompt a disgruntled walkout by Cairo's official delegation at a U.N.-sponsored meeting. Just over two months later, though, the North ...