Senator Jon Kyl continues to flip-flop on New START. Is New START “relatively benign,” as he called it, or ideologically unacceptable to you and other Republicans?
Trains, planes, and government deals
A reader responding to my last article pointed out that increasing exports means selling something overseas that we make here. In January 2004, after three years of the George W. Bush administration, […]
Republican Senate rejection of START could actually work in disarmament's favor
In a just world, the Obama administration could punish Republicans, were they to reject new START, by withholding promised funds for the nuclear weapons industry.
What if nuclear terrorism were just a mouse click away?
With 50 nukes knocked offline, inquiring minds want to know: can hacking be ruled out? Russ Wellen reports at the Foreign Policy in Focus blog Focal Points.
Would sweeping disarmament on our part impress Iran?
Conservatives believe that U.S. disarmament holds no water with Tehran and that substantive disarmament measures on the part of the West would have no bearing on any aspirations Iran may have to nuclear weapons. Russ Wellen reports.
No mean feat: justifying Israel's nukes without acknowledging them
Apparently it’s obvious to everyone but Israel and the United States that the Middle-East can’t take the first step to becoming a nuclear-weapons-free zone until Israel acknowledges its own program. Expecting Arab states to go along with the pretense that Israel has no nuclear weapons is a sick joke.
Cyberwarfare works on same premises as nuclear war
The creator of Stuxnet, while oblivious to its potential to proliferate, no doubt intended it as a deterrent.
How does staying mum on Israel's nukes help the peace process?
Iran doesn’t understand how its caginess about its nuclear program compares with Israel’s deceptions about its full-blown nuclear-weapons program.
Give me liberty or give me — the extinction of the human race?
In a nuclear exchange, “give me liberty or give me death” means much more death than our founding fathers could have imagined. A state may win a nuclear war, but it loses its soul.
The Petraeus bait and switch maneuver
General Petraeus reverses field on the Afghan withdrawal timetable he promised President Obama. By openly defying President Obama’s timetable for withdrawal from Afghanistan, Gen. Petraeus is cementing his unprecedented power over U.S. war policy. Gareth Porter reports.