Category: Weapons & Disarmament

Mandy Smithberger: National (In)Security and the Pentagon Budget

A Post-Coronavirus Economy Can No Longer Afford to Put the Pentagon First

Mary Wareham: Interview with Mary Wareham, Campaign to Stop Killer Robots

Interview on lethal autonomous weapons and Wareham’s new HRW report, “Stopping Killer Robots,” an incisive survey of country positions and policies regarding lethal autonomous weapons

Richard Falk: Nuclear Complacency and the Dangerous Drift Toward a New Cold War with China

For relations among states having nuclear weaponry, stability is achieved by relying on various forms of deterrence combined with the implementation of the nuclear apartheid regime

Robert Koehler: Learning from the hibakushas

Waging peace is more complex than waging war, but we’ve given ourselves no choice but to take on the challenge. At long last

Helen Caldicott: Hiroshima: The Lessons We Haven’t Learned

75 years after the U.S. atomic bombings of Japan, we remain perched on the precipice of unparalleled catastrophe

Paul Ham: Did the Atomic Bomb End the Pacific War?

The use of the atomic weapon must be seen as a continuation and a start: the nuclear continuation of the conventional terror bombing of Japanese civilians, and the start of a new “cold war.”

Francis Boyle: Hiroshima 75: The Criminality of Nuclear Deterrence

All human beings possess the basic right under international law to engage in non-violent civil resistance activities for the purpose of preventing, impeding, or terminating the ongoing commission of these international crimes

Bernie Sanders: The Case to Defund the Pentagon

It is time to rethink what we value as a society and to fundamentally transform our national priorities. Cutting the military budget by 10 percent and investing that money in human needs is a modest way to begin that process.

Lawrence Wittner: Let Them Eat Weapons:  Trump’s Bizarre Arms Race

For a variety of reasons—rewarding giant corporations, getting reelected, and dominating the world―Trump remains fixated on “winning” the arms race

Howard Lisnoff: Remembering the Nuclear Freeze Movement and Its Futility

It’s ironic that something that so much effort went into in the early 1980s came to amount to less than nothing

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