Connecting with a public that’s either complacent or frightened about nuclear weapons requires hitherto untapped reserves of ingenuity.
We won’t attack you with our nukes, but woe unto he who dares attack us. Still valid?
Wow, 100 issues of Nota Bene! Props to Russ for helping me for a while with this nifty little S&R feature. Never mind all that now, let’s get on with this issue. […]
THE DEPROLIFERATOR — As you no doubt know, deterrence is the product of a balance of power — nuclear arsenals, in other words, that are roughly equal. Constrained by the eye-for-an-eye principle, […]
THE DEPROLIFERATOR — In a previous post, I wrote about how the Obama administration should borrow a page from master framers like George Lakoff and Drew Westen. It should present its disarmament […]
The Deproliferator President Obama’s Prague speech has inspired a flurry of opposition from nuclear weapon proponents. Among their arguments, that old chestnut deterrence still holds pride of place. But another seeks to […]
Deterrence 2.0 Graham Allison has been a pioneer in issuing clarion calls about nuclear terrorism. He’s been accused of alarmism, but Cassandras are supposed to err on the side of caution. Especially […]
In an interview at Aviation Week (following a Danger Room link), Secretary of Defense Robert Gates reiterated his support for the reliable replacement warhead. On the other hand, he provides room for […]
The path to peace may lie in speaking to the Pentagon on its own terms. If you aren’t a Defense Department official, a high-ranking military officer, a top academic, or employed by […]