Archive for January, 2018

s With nuclear weapons, we’re getting too comfortable thinking the unthinkable <p style='font size:14px'>By Richard A. Clarke and Steven Andreasen</p>

s With nuclear weapons, we’re getting too comfortable thinking the unthinkable

By Richard A. Clarke and Steven Andreasen

A dangerous disconnect is emerging between the horrific impacts of even the limited use of nuclear weapons, and leaders and policymakers who seem intent on threatening...

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Trump must realize Reagan’s vision for Star Wars defense — and soon <p style='font size:14px'>By Peter Pry</p>

Trump must realize Reagan’s vision for Star Wars defense — and soon

By Peter Pry

What would Ronald Reagan say if he were alive today and saw Hawaii living in fear, panicked by the false alarm of a nuclear missile strike from North Korea.  Surely,...

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Trump’s Nuclear Posture Review: Back to Armageddon

Trump’s Nuclear Posture Review: Back to Armageddon

It is no secret that when it comes to shaping government policy, Donald Trump has been driven by compulsion to undo the enlightened measures of his predecessor,...

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We Need a Complete Nuclear-Weapons Ban

We Need a Complete Nuclear-Weapons Ban

On Saturday morning, people in Hawaii awoke to emergency alerts on their phones. ballistic missile threat inbound to hawaii. seek immediate shelter. this is not...

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Would the Air Force Let Airman Trump Near a Nuclear Weapon? <p style='font size:14px'>By Steven Buser</p>

Would the Air Force Let Airman Trump Near a Nuclear Weapon?

By Steven Buser

As a psychiatrist for the United States Air Force, one of my responsibilities was evaluating the mental stability of airmen who handled nuclear weapons, using the...

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Hawaii False Alarm Hints at Thin Line Between Mishap and Nuclear War <p style='font size:14px'>By Max Fisher</p>

Hawaii False Alarm Hints at Thin Line Between Mishap and Nuclear War

By Max Fisher

Nuclear experts are warning, using some of their most urgent language since President Trump took office, that Hawaii’s false alarm, in which state agencies alerted...

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‘Is this the end of my life?’: False alert of missile attack sends Hawaii scrambling

‘Is this the end of my life?’: False alert of missile attack sends Hawaii scrambling

For 38 harrowing minutes, residents and tourists in Hawaii were left to believe that missiles were streaming across the sky toward the Pacific island chain after...

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A new Trump administration plan makes nuclear war likelier. <p style='font size:14px'>By Bruce Blair</p>

A new Trump administration plan makes nuclear war likelier.

By Bruce Blair

The Trump administration’s wizards of Armageddon have locked down their vision of the nuclear future. It is, by and large, a rehash of old thinking from previous...

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Trump’s Decision on U.S. Role in Iran Nuclear Deal

Trump’s Decision on U.S. Role in Iran Nuclear Deal

The Trump administration is approaching two deadlines this week that are tied to the nuclear deal between the P5+1 (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom,...

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Why nuclear war with North Korea is less likely than you think

Why nuclear war with North Korea is less likely than you think

On Tuesday night, in response to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s claim to have a nuclear button on his desk, President Trump tweeted, “I too have a Nuclear...

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