Archive for August, 2017

Five myths about missiles

Five myths about missiles

North Korea’s test launches have brought the possibility of a nuclear strike firmly back into the American consciousness. A recent survey by the Chicago Council...

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Trump’s foolish fixation on torching the Iran deal <p style='font size:14px'>By Paul Waldman</p>

Trump’s foolish fixation on torching the Iran deal

By Paul Waldman

Two years ago, when the Republican candidates for president were jabbering on about how Barack Obama betrayed us all by signing a deal to restrain Iran’s nuclear...

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We won’t go to war with North Korea on purpose. But we might by accident.

We won’t go to war with North Korea on purpose. But we might by accident.

In the midst of the vitriol flying between Washington and Pyongyang, a number of voices have emerged to assure the world that war is indeed unlikely. The leadership...

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I’m a nuclear weapons expert. Trump’s presidency is my personal nightmare. <p style='font size:14px'>By Jeffrey Lewis</p>

I’m a nuclear weapons expert. Trump’s presidency is my personal nightmare.

By Jeffrey Lewis

My greatest fear is a reality: A lunatic has gained control of nuclear-armed missiles that could reach halfway around the globe. And, to make matters worse, Kim...

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The nuclear football is a lot like a Denny’s menu

The nuclear football is a lot like a Denny’s menu

Following President Donald Trump’s speech in Arizona on Tuesday, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper on CNN voiced concerns about Trump’s...

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How congressional Republicans are trying to undermine U.S.-Russia relations

How congressional Republicans are trying to undermine U.S.-Russia relations

As U.S.-Russia relations continue to sour, President Trump has taken to Twitter to blame Congress for the continuing deterioration. Trump’s finger-pointing may...

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Presidents have too much power over U.S. nukes. Especially President Trump. <p style='font size:14px'>By Bruce Blair</p>

Presidents have too much power over U.S. nukes. Especially President Trump.

By Bruce Blair

President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently dampened their threats to unleash nuclear “fire and fury,” but they remain on a collision course....

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It’s time to admit Ronald Reagan was right about missile defense

It’s time to admit Ronald Reagan was right about missile defense

Several decades ago, President Ronald Reagan advocated building an intercontinental missile defense system that would shield the United States from a first-strike...

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Trump is a toddler in a car <p style='font size:14px'>By Anne Applebaum</p>

Trump is a toddler in a car

By Anne Applebaum

Imagine a 3-year-old sitting in a parked car. Think of all the things she can do! Flip the switches. Turn on the lights. Turn on the windshield wipers. Turn on the...

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Gaming out the North Korea crisis: How the conflict might escalate

Gaming out the North Korea crisis: How the conflict might escalate

A military confrontation with North Korea may now be “inevitable,” says Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) The United States is “done talking” about North Korea,...

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