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Nuclear Posture Review

A Very Healthy Day for U.S. National Security

Joe Cirincione | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

President Barack Obama is a stronger president overseas today than he was yesterday. His victory on health care reform is very good for American national security.

Are Obama's Disarmament Initiatives Just a Cover for the Nuclear-Industrial Complex?

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Russ Wellen

Many of us hoped for more from the Nuclear Posture Review. Still, as with the new START treaty, it may not be transformational, but it is transitional.

Nuclear Follies

John Feffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Feffer

If the Russian army makes the bold decision to invade Germany, we can just nuke those damn communist soldiers into oblivion with the 200 tactical nucl...

Found: A Portal to the Conservative Soul

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Russ Wellen

The elimination of nuclear weapons is actually consistent with conservative Christian theology.

Obama's 'Nuclear Spring'

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Let us hope and pray that Obama's recent nuclear disarmament accomplishments are steps on the path to the eventual abolition of all nuclear weapons.

Obama Nuclear Summit: World Leaders Meet In Washington To Stop Spread Of Nuclear Weapons

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama optimistically opened a 47-nation nuclear summit Monday, boosted by Ukraine's announcement that it will give...

Is START Really a Beginning?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lawrence Wittner

It's hard to deny that the new START treaty represents an advance for nuclear disarmers, particularly after the lean years of the Bush administration.

Wall Street, Nuclear Weapons, MLK Jr., and the Road From Ruin

Steven G. Brant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven G. Brant

From the latest news, you'd think America has turned the corner and is on the road to recovery. Far from it. There are major, structural deficiencies in our system that point in very negative directions.

A Good START: Reducing the Idolatry of Nuclear Weapons

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Earlier this week, the United States declared for the first time will not use nuclear weapons against countries that are in compliance with the Nonproliferation Treaty.

Pat Buchanan Confused By 'Cyberattack': Chris Matthews Explains Cyberattack To Conservative Commentator

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Chris Matthews had to explain what a cyberattack was to conservative MSNBC commentator Pat Buchanan Wednesday during "Hardball." Matthews, Buchanan...

Dan Froomkin

Obama's New Nuclear Plan Leaves Missiles On Hair Triggers

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's new Nuclear Posture Review is being hailed as a commonsense acknowledgment that in the modern age, nuclear proliferation and nuclear...

Obama's Nuclear Offensive

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Obama's new nuclear security agenda has had to weather a brutal political environment. But one year after his historic speech in Prague, he has forged lined up his initiatives and and won congressional supporters.

Nuclear Naivete

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Far-right conservatives posture as nuclear tough guys, but push a shockingly naive policy. Clinging to Cold War doctrines, they play politics with our nuclear weapons. It is a dangerous game that puts American security at risk.

Nuclear Pre-Game Huddle

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

April will begin possibly the busiest four months in arms control history -- packed with a new Nuclear Posture Review, START Treaty, Nuclear Security Summit, and the Review Conference to the Nonproliferation Treaty.

What's It Feel Like to Be Well and Promptly Globally-Struck?

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Russ Wellen

What good is disarmament when what replaces nuclear weapons doles out a quality of death that's at last as nightmarish as from a nuclear attack? Our overarching mission is clear.

Nuclear Posture Review: Obama Rethinking U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy

New York Times | DAVID E. SANGER and THOM SHANKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As President Obama begins making final decisions on a broad new nuclear strategy for the United States, senior aides say he will permanently reduce Am...

Will Japan Go Nuclear?

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joe Cirincione

A small group of conservative Japanese defense officials have spread the view that if the United States reduces its nuclear arsenal, then Japan will build its own nuclear bombs.

Stephen Colbert's Secret Plan to Defend America

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Stephen Colbert's plan to string a microscopically thin razor along our entire border is brutal, indiscriminate, dangerous... and smarter than the nuclear defense we now have.

Presidential Leadership: "The Future Does Not Belong to Fear"

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Obama's priorities are spot on. Nuclear threats are growing. The previous administration's military approach to the problem failed.

The Pentagon's Nuclear Posture Landmine

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Rather than shaping a nuclear policy to prevent the 21st century threats of nuclear terrorism and new nuclear states, the Pentagon reviewers are defending Cold War architectures.