Category: Nuclear War

Immanuel Wallerstein: Fluidity Everywhere

A look around the globe will readily confirm the inability of the United States to get its way

Mehdi Hasan: Trump Wants to Make It Easier to Start a Nuclear War

This Should Petrify Us

Marjorie Cohn: Pentagon to Allow Nuclear Responses to Non-Nuclear Attacks

Amid the media frenzy surrounding the Nunes-Trump memo, the Pentagon officially released its 2018 Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) last week. The NPR calls for the development of leaner, meaner nuclear weapons and lowers the threshold for the use of nukes. Donald Trump must be thrilled. During the presidential campaign, he questioned a senior foreign policy adviser about Read more…

David Swanson: Lies, Damn Lies, and Nuclear Posture Reviews

Perhaps we should all contemplate for a moment what the U.S. objectives are that can be achieved by nuclear weapons “if deterrence fails.”

Robert Dodge: The Doomsday Clock Moves Forward

The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists has just moved their Doomsday Clock forward to two minutes till midnight

Carl Boggs: Doomsday Panic in Hawaii

More than 70 years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Pentagon elites still theorize and fantasize about the unthinkable, their demented plans far removed from the realm of political debate or even public awareness

Michael T. Klare: The Trump Doctrine

Of course, we don’t yet know the details of the coming Trumpian NPR. It will, however, certainly throw the Obama approach to the sharks and promote a far more robust role for nuclear weapons,

Michael T. Klare: Trump’s Nuclear Posture Review

It calls for increasing the role of nuclear weapons in US strategy, which will only increase the risk of confrontation

Robert Koehler: The wisdom of mass salvation

Is not the first step toward wisdom when it comes to a world still preposterously armed with weapons of mass destruction a national and international commitment never to dehumanize a living soul?

Daniel Ellsberg: Nuclear Winter & Global Starvation

As tensions ramp up, we discuss what nuclear war would look like with a former nuclear war planner and one of the world’s most famous whistleblowers—Daniel Ellsberg

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