Category Archives: nuclear disarmament

The Future of Progressive Security Policy

I wasn’t at Netroots Nation this year, so I had to attend this panel by internet. As I keep saying, the noninterventionist argument is self-limited, and dissonant with the empirical evidence of the post-Cold War period; I think this panel … Continue reading

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Already Nuts, Congressional Republicans Go Nuclear

President Obama, who endures relentless calls of “warmonger!” from the peace party, has been steadfast on nuclear disarmament issues. Now, House Republicans are calling his planned cuts to the strategic nuclear force “reckless lunacy” — a phrase best used on … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: Kyl Goes Kaboom

Senator Jon Kyl has been reaching hard for any reason to oppose START. Kyl is pandering to the wingnut talk-radio set with this nonsense: “To the Russians, tactical nuclear weapons are a battlefield weapon just like artillery,” said Republican Senator … Continue reading

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Republican Tea Codependency

The verification regime in Obama’s new START is better than Reagan’s. The treaty has the unconditional support of everyone in the defense establishment. It’s vital to a nonproliferation strategy to deal with rogue states. So why is John Kyl on … Continue reading

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Joe Lieberman Is A Cretin

The Connecticut Senator has adopted the neocon line on nuclear disarmament: Appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” the Connecticut Independent suggested that he himself would oppose ratification of the START II Treaty that Obama signed in Prague this past week, in … Continue reading

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Nuking Mars

The president is apparently going to skip the moon and take on Mars. New technologies make this far more feasible by cutting the transit time between planets to 39 days. While I’m not necessarily in favor of manned missions (you … Continue reading

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Arms Control: “Breakthrough in Months”

Another one for the “just like Bush” folder! From the AFP: WASHINGTON — The United States and Russia have reached an “agreement in principle” to slash their nuclear weapons stockpiles, the first such pact in nearly two decades, the Wall … Continue reading

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Begging For Armageddon

I was catching up on the story of India’s terror alert when I spotted this buried far below the lede: The terror alert came just days after U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates warned that a syndicate of terror groups affiliated … Continue reading

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Obama’s Nuclear Option

It’s not just neocons who dislike Obama’s pursuit of a nuclear-free world. But it’s no accident that naysayers sound like neocons. From WSJ: Mr. Schlesinger makes the case for a strong U.S. deterrent. Yes, the Cold War has ended and, … Continue reading

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Weekly World News: Obama in Europe

“None of these challenges can be solved quickly or easily. But all of them demand that we listen to one another and work together; that we focus on our common interests, not on occasional differences; and that we reaffirm our … Continue reading

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