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Elaine M. Grossman

Elaine M. Grossman
Elaine M. Grossman is a contributing correspondent at National Journal. Grossman previously served as executive editor and senior correspondent for National Journal's 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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Key Targeting Tech for Future U.S. Nuclear Missile Has Gone Unfunded

The move may delay Minuteman 3 replacement effort or fail to meet warfighter accuracy standards.

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

'We’re always constantly self-assessing our security procedures,' general says.

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Former Defense Brass Object to ‘More Restrictive’ Nuclear Trade Policies

A half-dozen former U.S. national security leaders implored Obama to avoid tightening restrictions on foreign nuclear cooperation.

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Pentagon Weighs Refurbishing or Replacing Ballistic Missiles

The 450 ICBMs are expected to last through 2030, but could be retained longer.

Emerging Tech

U.S. Nuclear Lab Ready to Shelve Costly Facility Plan

The laboratory would instead permanently parcel out work to an array of smaller buildings.

CIO Briefing

Military could redefine global-strike weapons

Result could be to expand the kinds of conventional arms available to hit targets on short notice virtually anywhere around the world.

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U.S. may land key Asian nuclear trade deals in 2013

U.S. envoys could seal as many as three important nuclear trade agreements with Asian nations this year.

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Decision on proliferation assessments pending at nuclear agency

Nuclear Regulatory Commission is poised to consider whether to begin requiring license applicants for emerging technologies.

Emerging Tech

Officials say U.S., Taiwan 'discussing assurances' on sensitive nuclear activities

Plan could result in the East Asian nation’s pledge to avoid sensitive nuclear activities as part of a bilateral atomic trade pact renewal.

CIO Briefing

Pentagon official blames bomb cost hike on “incomplete” Energy agency estimate

New revelations show that a program to revamp the B-61 nuclear gravity bomb has more than doubled in price.

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General: Cost worries could derail plan for next bomber to be unmanned

Pentagon leaders have imposed a $550-million-per-unit cost cap.

News

Draft House measure demands nuclear capability in bomber from get-go

Provision would toss out existing Air Force plans to phase in a nuclear capability only after a Long Range Strike bomber is initially fielded.

News

Minot nukes clear of Midwest flooding, but wrestle with snow melt

Flood water reportedly has hit record high levels not seen for more than 130 years.