Can nuclear weapons be justified if arsenals are kept small enough to prevent the threat of nuclear winter if used? Nuclear war, like a nuclear warhead, is actually multiple threats in one. […]
A prominent psychiatrist and author unearthed yet another flaw in the principle of nuclear deterrence. I posted recently about a 1985 article in Political Psychology titled “Toward a Collective Psychopathology of the […]
To concerns about human error in nuclear launch control add moodiness. Robert Burns of the Associated Press reports that the Air Force removed authority to control – and launch – nuclear missiles from […]
Emphasis, as always, added. The UN Temperance League “We make the modest proposal that the negotiating rooms should in future be an inebriation-free zone,” Joseph Torsella, deputy U.S. ambassador to the United […]
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.
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.
In the long run, the grassroots types sprouting by the side of the road may have a better chance of implementing disarmament than those steering policy limos down the middle of the road.
The Cold War was like two winos who’d dragged themselves from the gutter and stopped drinking. But, hedging their bets on sobriety, they carried around pints of Everclear 190 proof grain alcohol.
Looking gift horsemen in the mouth.
From poisoning disarmament protocols to thwarting development in India to even threatening corporate profits.