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The New York Times reports that Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies Professor Dr. Jeffrey Lewis and Research Associate Michael Duitsman monitored Russian sites for clues about its nuclear war preparations.

In late February, Russia declared that it was entering “special combat readiness,” prompting increased monitoring of the country’s nuclear readiness. Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies Professor Dr. Jeffrey Lewis, Research Associate Michael Duitsman, and a team of Middlebury Institute research assistants and graduate students in the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies examined satellite imagery of a submarine base, military base, and a nuclear arms storage site and did not find indicators of heightened preparations for a nuclear attack.

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