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.
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.
A nuclear attack is a good opportunity to “cocoon.”
The U.S. nuclear-weapons program is long on money, short on recruits. It’s becoming more and more difficult to interest young officers and scientists in nuclear weapons.
Love and marriage, love and marriage, nonproliferation and disarmament go together like a horse and carriage. But have they become a house divided against itself?
In the rush to thwart President Obama, Republicans trample their own values. Republican foot-dragging on President Obama’s signature nuclear initiative places them at odds with the defense establishment.