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.
Its uniqueness and unreality render it useless as a justification for torture. Perfect for a movie, though.
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.
The front line of disarmament: blocking a nuclear facility six times the cost of the Manhattan Project
The first step to disarmament is simply to impede expansion of nuclear facilities. The American public has no idea of the huge sums being thrown at the nuclear-weapons industry.
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?
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.