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Weapons of Mass Destruction

'Security' Is Not 17,000 Nuclear Weapons

Derek Johnson | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Derek Johnson

There's no debating we would all be better off if there were less and better-guarded highly enriched uranium and plutonium. But the summit missed an essential point: "Nuclear security" is an absurd proposition in a world bristling with more than 17,000 nuclear weapons.

A Breakthrough in Iran That Could Change Everything

Derek Johnson | Posted 01.26.2014 | World
Derek Johnson

What is happening in the world right now is remarkable. We are seeing what can be achieved through multilateral leadership, hard-fought diplomacy and international pressure.

U.S. Expects Syrian Stockpile Destroyed Ahead of Schedule (VIDEO)

Nicholas Kralev | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Nicholas Kralev

The United States expects Syria's chemical weapons to be destroyed "even faster than the very ambitious goal" of June 30 set in the U.S.-Russian agreement reached in Geneva in September, according to top U.S. negotiator Thomas Countryman.

What Syria Could Mean Globally, If We're Bold Enough to Reach for It

Derek Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Derek Johnson

Syria's chemical weapons are being dismantled because 1,400 civilians were poisoned and the world was rightly outraged. We must not wait for another weapon of mass destruction to be unleashed upon the world before we act with the same urgency.

A New Civil War?

Harlan Green | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Harlan Green

The New York Times stated in a 2010 poll that the 18 percent of Americans who identify themselves as Tea Party supporters tend to be Republican, white...

Dehumanizing the Inhuman: Ghouta, Halabja and Crimes Against 'Humanity'

Greig Lamont | Posted 11.25.2013 | World
Greig Lamont

The inhumanity of the Ghouta attacks has been subsumed within a series of larger, geopolitical questions: What is the world, what is the UK, what is the U.S. to do?

Yer Darn Putin! (Or, Vladimir the Columnist & Other Signs of Progress)

Rick Horowitz | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

More plot twists in the Syria saga... ...

Good Cop, Bad Cop and the Syria Crisis

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 11.12.2013 | World
Hoyt Hilsman

Since the Syria crisis began, there has been lots of talk from both sides of the political spectrum about how America should not be the "world's polic...

An Alternative 9/11 Vigil

Davide Mastracci | Posted 11.11.2013 | World
Davide Mastracci

If we only think of 9/11's victims as the ones in the planes and on the streets of America, we miss the chance to think of what caused 9/11, and the ways 9/11 has led to terror for the world at large.

Bush's Iraq Makes Obama's Syria a Much Tougher Sell

Rick Horowitz | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

When the president takes the country to war... ...

Why the Congressional Resolution on Chemical Weapons Is Completely Different From Iraq War Resolution

Robert Creamer | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Robert Creamer

There has been a lot said in the last week comparing the Congressional resolution authorizing the use of force to punish Bashar al Assad's government for using chemical weapons to the resolution authorizing the Iraq War. Nothing could be further from the truth.

A Progressive Perspective: Why Congress Should Approve the President's Request to Punish the Use of Chemical Weapons

Robert Creamer | Posted 11.02.2013 | Politics
Robert Creamer

History will judge us harshly, if we stand by idly, and legitimate the use of chemical weapons -- and weapons of mass destruction in general -- by allowing their use in the view of the full world to go unpunished.

U.S. Depleted Uranium as Malicious as Syrian Chemical Weapons

Craig Considine | Posted 10.29.2013 | World
Craig Considine

When "non-Westerners" make use of weapons of mass destruction, there is outrage and calls for military intervention from "the West," but when "Westerners" themselves use them, it is totally permissible, and the world can hardly react.

MLK Would Not Dance to the Drumbeat of War

Nida Khan | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics
Nida Khan

When the rhetoric against the Assad regime and Syria is eerily parallel to that prior to the Iraq war, wouldn't it make sense to wait, and to ask our leaders for actual information and proof? Are we ready to allow our government and the governments of our allies to commit such drastic action under our names yet again?

Will Main Street ever trust Washington again?

Don McNay | Posted 07.20.2013 | Business
Don McNay

"You know you cannot trust them They know they can't trust you." -Steve Goodman (Jimmy Buffett) "Now Watergate does not bother me Does your conscien...

The Real Weapons of Mass Destruction: America's 300 Million Guns

Tim_Arnold | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
Tim_Arnold

On 9/11, Islam jihadists turned four U.S. airlines into weapons of mass destruction and killed almost 3,000 people. Within a month the George W. Bush ...

Do Red Lines on WMDs Matter?

Lionel Beehner | Posted 07.07.2013 | World
Lionel Beehner

There has been mounting criticism of the Obama administration for setting a line in the sand on Syria -- the movement or use of chemical weapons -- and then apparently failing to act out on its promise. The criticism has come in two varieties.

Arming Criminals and Terrorists in the US

John Rosenthal | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics
John Rosenthal

Our law enforcement does a phenomenal job keeping us safe. Recent events, however, have exposed some extreme limitations that have handicapped those same members of our law enforcement as they fight to minimize and eliminate terror risk in America.

Obama proposes shifting funds from nuclear nonproliferation to nuclear weapons

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By R. Jeffrey Smith and Douglas Birch April 9, 2013 This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, no...

Horrors in the Rear-View Mirror: Ten Years of Iraq

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

"Why look back?" some of them say. Here's why. ...

Obama, Israel, Iran... and Iraq: Not a Happy Anniversary

William Bradley | Posted 05.20.2013 | World
William Bradley

While Obama opposed the invasion, which ended up costing America trillions of dollars and thousands of lives, and vastly more Iraqis, in creating one of the greatest geopolitical debacles in history, his host, Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu, was one of the greatest champions of the Iraq War.

Ex-CIA Analyst: Dick Cheney's Pre-Iraq War Intelligence Involvement Was Unprecedented

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.20.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Nada Bakos played a key role on the CIA's intelligence team prior to the start of the Iraq War. Now, the former counterterrorism analyst has come out ...

Facing the Legacy of the Iraq War

Chris Ladd | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics
Chris Ladd

We cannot learn from the Iraq War and move beyond its legacy until we find the courage to confront it with honest eyes.

The Iraq Invasion 10 Years Later: A Wrong War

Richard N. Haass | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics
Richard N. Haass

It was not a war that needed to be started at the time. Our interests were less than vital and we had alternatives, but I believe the president decided to go to war not so much because of the belief that the Iraqis possessed weapons of mass destruction, but more for three other reasons.

The GOP Got the U.S. Into the Sequestration Mess and Needs To Compromise Its Way Out Of It

Laura Merriman | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics
Laura Merriman

With the sequester fast approaching, the Republican Party has forgotten that President George W. Bush racked up half our deficit on the War on Terror....