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Can U.S. afford plan to buy 12 nuclear-armed subs?

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PBS NewsHour
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Naval historian and consultant Norman Polmar says buying new nuclear-armed submarines is necessary to replace the aging ones in today's arsenal, but not in as many numbers as the Navy plans. Polmar tells the PBS NewsHour alternatives must be explored. Continue


Critic: Navy’s plan to buy new nuclear-armed subs outdated

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PBS NewsHour
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The Navy blueprint calls for spending over $100 billion to replace 14 nuclear-armed submarines with 12 new ones. But Joseph Cirincione, president of the Ploughshares Fund, tells the PBS NewsHour buying so many new subs is overkill and not necessary. Continue


Nuclear submarine captain: Nobody wants a launch to happen

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PBS NewsHour
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Onboard the USS Pennsylvania, one of 14 nuclear armed U.S. Navy subs, Commander John Cage talks With the PBS NewsHour about the challenges of captaining one of the most powerful weapon systems in America’s arsenal. Continue


Massive Government Data Breach & Donald Trump Unnerves GOP

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Washington Week
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After the personal data of 21 million federal employees and their families was stolen, the director of the Office of Personnel Management resigned Friday. CNBC's John Harwood reports. The Confederate flag is no longer flying on the grounds of the South Carolina State House. Plus, Donald Trump's controversial comments about immigration have Republican Party leaders wondering how to respond. Continue


Nazi Attack on America

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NOVA
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A sunken German U-boat off the coast of New Orleans tells the story of Operation Drumbeat. Airing May 6, 2015 at 9 pm on PBS Continue


Nazi Attack on America Preview

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NOVA
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A sunken German U-boat off the coast of New Orleans tells the story of Operation Drumbeat. Continue


Season 2 Preview – Kamikaze

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Nazi Mega Weapons
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Uncover caves, overgrown bunkers and top-secret bases that hide the secrets of the terrifying weapons Japan sent into war — killer planes, rocket bombs and super torpedoes all guided by human pilots. Continue


Scenes from Season 2 - Kamikaze

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Nazi Mega Weapons
PBS


In 1944, the Japanese turn to desperate new tactics: kamikaze suicide bombers. Now, experts are uncovering the clues to the killer planes, rocket bombs and super torpedoes guided by human pilots that the Japanese sent into the war. Continue


Scenes from Season 2 – The Siegfried Line

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Nazi Mega Weapons
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Five times the length of Hadrian’s Wall, Hitler’s Siegfried Line was one of the greatest fortifications in the history of warfare. The campaign to breach it took 6 months and cost the American forces close to 140,000 casualties. Continue


Season 2 Preview - The SS

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Nazi Mega Weapons
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As Hitler’s power grows within Nazi Germany, so does the SS — the most sinister force in Nazi Germany and one of the most terrifying cults the world has ever seen. Airs 1/21 at 10 pm ET. Check local listings. Continue


Can U.S. afford plan to buy 12 nuclear-armed subs?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Naval historian and consultant Norman Polmar says buying new nuclear-armed submarines is necessary to replace the aging ones in today's arsenal, but not in as many numbers as the Navy plans. Polmar tells the PBS NewsHour alternatives must be explored. Continue


Top Navy commander: U.S. uses nuclear subs to deter foes

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Replacing America’s 14 nuclear-armed submarines with 12 new ones is said to be the Navy's highest priority. Vice Admiral Michael Connor tells the PBS NewsHour that buying too few new submarines could tempt adversaries to think if they struck America on the right day, they could succeed in delivering a knockout blow. Continue


The Cuban Missile Crisis

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The Bomb
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See how a power play by Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev backfired, sparking a dangerous confrontation with the U.S. — the Cuban Missile Crisis. Over fifty years later, we still don’t know everything about what happened; many Soviet records are still secret. But this much is clear: October 1962 was the closest the world has ever come to thermonuclear war. Continue


Military Suicide Prevention and 2016 Super PACs

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Washington Week
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The Pentagon recently ended its suicide prevention program, Vets4Warriors. Yochi Dreazen reports on why the program, which has assisted hundreds of thousands of veterans, is at risk. Dan Balz explains the role super PACs will play in the primary elections. Plus, why no one should underestimate certain 2016 "underdogs" and a report on the state of the infrastructure bill in Congress. Continue


A Photomosaic of U-166

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NOVA
PBS


A high-res mapping expert pieces together thousands of images to make one wide shot of the U-166 wreck site. Continue


Season 2 Preview - Hitler's Megaships

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Nazi Mega Weapons
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As Hitler rises to power, he focuses on rebuilding his navy. To do this, he orders the construction of two battleships that are larger and more powerful than anything else at sea. Continue


Season 2 Preview - The Siegfried Line

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Nazi Mega Weapons
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Five times the length of Hadrian’s Wall, Hitler’s Siegfried Line was one of the greatest fortifications in the history of warfare. The campaign to breach it took 6 months and cost the American forces close to 140,000 casualties. Continue


Scenes from Season 2 - Hitler's Megaships

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Nazi Mega Weapons
PBS


Germany is on the rise and Hitler has plans for World domination. Hitler sees the battleship as the ultimate status symbol for his new Third Reich and orders two vessels to be constructed that are bigger, more powerful and more heavily armored than anything else at sea. Continue


Take a Sneak Peek at Season 2 - The Siegfried Line

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Nazi Mega Weapons
PBS


Flip through photos from Season 2 - The Siegfried Line. In 1938, shrouded in secrecy, the German Army started work on fortifications to secure Germany’s western border with France. They created an immense concrete belt of bunkers, anti-tank traps, minefields, gun emplacements and road blocks. Airs Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 10 p.m. ET. Check your local listings. Continue


Season 2 Preview - The Wolf's Lair

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Nazi Mega Weapons
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As Europe falls to German armies, Hitler becomes convinced of his own military genius. He orders the construction of the Wolf's Lair — a huge, heavily protected command complex of bunkers and buildings. Continue


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