Archive for November, 2017

If Trump wants to use nuclear weapons, whether it’s ‘legal’ won’t matter

If Trump wants to use nuclear weapons, whether it’s ‘legal’ won’t matter

No national decision is as consequential, irreversible and fateful as the decision to use nuclear weapons. In the United States the president, and only the president,...

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Don’t Count on the Cabinet to Stop a Trump-Ordered Nuclear Strike

Don’t Count on the Cabinet to Stop a Trump-Ordered Nuclear Strike

Stop counting on Secretary of Defense James Mattis or Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to stop a nuclear war if Donald Trump wants one, says Bill Perry. They couldn’t. Perry,...

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Pope asks leaders to imagine a world without nuclear weapons

Pope asks leaders to imagine a world without nuclear weapons

Pope Francis warned Friday that nuclear deterrence policies developed during the Cold War provided a “false sense of security” and he urged government leaders...

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Corker announces Senate hearing to examine Trump’s ‘authority to use nuclear weapons’

Corker announces Senate hearing to examine Trump’s ‘authority to use nuclear weapons’

After months of questioning President Donald Trump’s temperament and fitness for office, Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., announced Wednesday that he would convene...

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The Quick or the Dead: What Trump Can Learn from Reagan on Nuclear Weapons <p style='font size:14px'>By Stanley A Weiss</p>

The Quick or the Dead: What Trump Can Learn from Reagan on Nuclear Weapons

By Stanley A Weiss

On June 14, 1946, the United States representative to the Atomic Energy Commission, Bernard Baruch, presented a novel and ambitious plan to his fellow commissioners....

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Now is the time to enact Reagan’s vision of missile defense <p style='font size:14px'>By Megan Reiss and Arthur Rizer</p>

Now is the time to enact Reagan’s vision of missile defense

By Megan Reiss and Arthur Rizer

With its frequent missile tests, including a dramatic one that flew over Japan, North Korea is signaling that it may be willing to use its nuclear weapons. The United...

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Nukes, Reagan and Us <p style='font size:14px'>By Jay Nordlinger</p>

Nukes, Reagan and Us

By Jay Nordlinger

On the homepage, I have a piece entitled “No Nukes, They Say.” It’s about the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize, given to ICAN, i.e., the International Campaign to...

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Edgar on Strategy (Part VIII): Reagan, Reykjavik, and strategic imagination

Edgar on Strategy (Part VIII): Reagan, Reykjavik, and strategic imagination

Just over thirty years ago, U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev came tantalizingly close to eliminating nuclear weapons. Only Reagan’s...

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Can anyone stop Trump from attacking North Korea?

Can anyone stop Trump from attacking North Korea?

In testimony Monday, top Trump administration officials confirmed that if President Trump decided to strike North Korea, even with a nuclear weapon, there likely...

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