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 […]
Libya intervention making a mockery of political correctness
Energy concerns may underlie U.S. involvement in the intervention in Libya, to the exclusion of Bahrain and Yemen.
Hope fades for Libya's rebels, but memories won't
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 […]
Dirty bombs, despite their name, not sexy enough
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.
What would end-timers do without the threat of nuclear annihilation?
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.
Does the taboo against the use of nuclear weapons only increase their allure?
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.
Why Washington clings to a failed Middle East strategy
It’s time to scrap our failed client-regime national-security strategy.
Is "It's not fair" a childish response to being denied nuclear weapons?
Nonproliferation is a non-starter when those who seek to enforce it refuse to convincingly disarm. Nuclear “apartheid” is a critical concern to many states.
From military-industrial complex to permanent war state
A quick history of how military became the most powerful force in the United States.
Thanks to New START, you too can "ride out" a nuclear attack
A nuclear attack is a good opportunity to “cocoon.”