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Mutually Assured Destruction

Nuclear Disarmament: If Not Now, When?

Robert Koehler | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The Marshall Islands lawsuits ask: If not us, who? If not now, when? These are the questions asked by those who have no choice. That means all of us should be asking them.

Nuclear Realism

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics
Robert Koehler

There's a category of political intellectuals who proudly proclaim themselves "realists," then proceed to defend and advance a deeply faith-based agenda that centers on the ongoing necessity to prepare for war, including nuclear war.

Beyond M.A.D.: Reviving Nuclear War

Robert Koehler | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Unless the paradigm shifts and we redefine ourselves as a nation -- and we redefine our relationship to other nations, including our alleged enemies -- our future is nuclear weapons we can use.

The War To End All Wars

Robert Koehler | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics
Robert Koehler

And the Cold War itself -- this deep, unspoken commitment to mass suicide -- merely went on hold. And now it's back, with the two sides still in command of thousands and thousands of nuclear weapons.

The Holy Trinity of Technology

Thomas A. Bass | Posted 03.30.2013 | Technology
Thomas A. Bass

As always with our technology, and especially the technology that trickles down from the military to civilians, we have to wonder if certain inventions are being used to advance life or death.

MAD About the Debt Ceiling

Dr. Philip Neches | Posted 09.16.2011 | Politics
Dr. Philip Neches

As the debt ceiling debate swirls around Washington, no one is willing to believe that the Parties will engage in a form of Mutually Assured Destruction ("MAD") of the "full faith and credit of the United States."

The Case for Attacking Iran's Nukes

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Fernando Espuelas

Some have argued that the Cold War-era mutual assured destruction doctrine would contain Iran. That is a big assumption -- specially in light of the Iranian regime's ideology.

The Twin Brother of Annihilation

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Koehler

The argument: In a world held hostage by nuclear weapons, there are smaller aggregate numbers of war dead; therefore, God bless nukes. Or maybe not.

Van Jones: The Partisan Politics of Mutually Assured Distraction

Beau Friedlander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beau Friedlander

Van Jones was the best person for the job he just relinquished. He would have helped Republican lawmakers in their districts. He would have created jobs. He would have made a difference.