U.S. Space Force to Cost Billions
Stanley Kubrick’s classic 1964 film “Dr. Strangelove” delivers an eerily accurate depiction of the absurd logic and catastrophic risks of U.S. and Russian Cold War nuclear deterrence strategy, but for one key detail: President Merkin Muffley was wrong when he said, “It is the avowed policy of our country never to strike first with nuclear weapons.” But it should be.
Five long years have passed since U.S. President Barack Obama proposed and Russian President Vladimir Putin unfortunately rejected negotiations designed to cut their excessive nuclear stockpiles by one-third below the limits set by the 2010 New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START).
Russia denies the charge and threatens “countermeasures.”
U.S. Elevates India’s Defense Trade Status
Trump and Putin have an important opportunity to put the brakes on a new, potentially more dangerous, arms race.
Remarks by Thomas Countryman to the International Symposium for Peace in Nagasaki, Japan
Seeking North Korea’s signature on and ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty is the most promising near-term option to build confidence and make meaningful progress toward nuclear disarmament.
Why pursuing negotiations to limit Iran’s missiles could produce a win for all involved.
European leaders try to keep Trump’s action from blowing up the Iran nuclear deal.
If the Trump administration is serious about changing U.S. arms sales policies, it should add much greater transparency into the arms transfer and monitoring process.
Close U.S. allies push back after Trump rejects personal appeals not to quit the Iran nuclear deal.