“Television is an invention whereby you can be entertained in your living room by people you wouldn’t have in your house.” Who said it? The answer is at the end of this post. Now on to the links!
Ineffective in halting Iraq’s nuclear-weapons program, Israel’s attack on the Osirak nuclear reactor can’t be used as a precedent for a military strike to halt Iran’s nuclear-enrichment program.
by Jane Briggs-Bunting Osama Bin Laden is dead. The first news reports gave me an eerie feeling to know he died with a bullet to his head. It seemed more like a hit than a battle at that time. My Christian sensibilities rebelled at the thought of assassination and murder even of such an evil […]
I am not a warlike person. I served in the Peace Corps, not the Marine Corps. I am not violent. I am tough, in a stringy, phlegmatic Scots-Irish sort of way, but I am not vengeful. I am glad Osama is dead. I am not exuberant as I expected I would be. But I am […]
Nuclear watchdogs take to the courtroom to halt the manufacture of a new facility to build the part that makes nuclear weapons explode.
Tension between President Obama and Secretary of Defense Gates over military spending may have been scripted. The shell game that defense cuts have become underscores the need for an independent review of the budget.
Earthquake concerns not only also exist for U.S. nuclear energy plants, but for nuclear-weapons facilities too. Imagine if a plant that produces a nuclear weapon’s pit, in which the chain reaction occurs, were rocked by an earthquake?
Imagine disarmament and nonproliferation talks in which states with more nuclear weapons make other states pay a price for having fewer.
Seismic concerns grow over U.S. nuclear labs.
by Jane Briggs-Bunting; illustration by Paul Szep As the ground and air war continues in Libya, I received an email from a former colleague and friend from the Detroit media. He related how he covered a story in the mid-1980s about a Gaddafi’s loyalist. Musa Kousa, who had attended school at Michigan State University studying sociology and […]
Energy concerns may underlie U.S. involvement in the intervention in Libya, to the exclusion of Bahrain and Yemen.
by Jane Briggs-Bunting The destructive impact of the Japanese quake and tsunami have effectively pushed the struggle in Libya off the front page and news cycle. The lack of action by the U.S. and its NATO allies to help these rebels has spelled the doom of their fight and will teach a lesson to young, […]
The threat of the dirty bomb is overshadowed by that of terrorists acquiring a nuclear weapons. A dirty bomb bears no resemblance whatsoever to a sex bomb.
Nuclear weapons are tailor-made for evangelicals who believe in the Rapture. Nuclear war makes Armageddon even more dramatic than, say, an asteroid colliding with the earth.
The trouble with taboos is that they’re made to be broken. Realism and ethics converge in the belief that nuclear weapon use is unthinkable.
It’s time to scrap our failed client-regime national-security strategy.