Category: Weapons & Disarmament

Marjorie Cohn: An Attack on Iran Would Violate US and International Law

As President Donald Trump, National Security Advisor John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo rattle their sabers, there is no evidence that Iran poses a threat to the United States. It was Trump who threatened genocide, tweeting, “If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran.” The Pentagon is now Read more…

John Feffer: A Farewell to Arms Control?

With Trump and Bolton at the helm, the international arms control regime is effectively dead. But could that spark a new movement for disarmament?

William J. Astore: How the Pentagon Took Ownership of Donald Trump

Six Ways to Curb America’s Military Machine

Marjorie Cohn: Trump Moves the World Closer to “Doomsday”

It is incumbent upon all of us to resist the inexorable march toward nuclear winter

Reverend William Barber: Trump wants to give 62 cents of every dollar to the military

A budget shows our values more clearly than any tweet, campaign speech, or political slogan

Norman Solomon: Pelosi and McConnell: Cranking Up Bipartisan Madness for NATO

In the United States, when anyone challenges the continued expansion of NATO, innuendos or outright smears are likely

Conn Hallinan: Nuclear Powers Need to Disarm Before it’s Too Late

Kashmir is no longer a regional matter. Nuclear weapons threaten not only Pakistanis and Indians, but, indeed, the whole world

Carl Boggs: The War That Never Ends

The current trajectory seems to be moving away from the likelihood of broader denuclearization. There is even rising clamor in both Washington and Seoul for redeployment of American nukes to South Korea

Timothy Braatz: Atomic Bombs Are Not Lifesavers

So, teachers, please don’t say that atomic bombs are lifesavers. Rather than perpetuate an imperialist worldview, you can encourage students to imagine a better way

Juan Cole: Giving Saudis the Atom Bomb in Return for Billions

That people would try to destroy that deal on the one hand and slip Riyadh world-destroying secrets for personal enrichment boggles the mind

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