nuclear weapons

Was the Trump-Putin Meeting Constructive or a “Capitulation”?

July 16, 2018

Norman Solomon argues against condemning the meeting, saying reducing tensions between nuclear powers is constructive. Paul Jay asks if there is a hidden agenda that’s not so peaceful

US-North Korea Peace Talks: Trump Threatens Kim with Gaddafi’s Fate

US-North Korea Peace Talks: Trump Threatens Kim with Gaddafi’s Fate

May 18, 2018

Col. Larry Wilkerson: Trump’s threats, Bolton’s inexperience, combined with the military exercises in the region is putting the North Korean peace talks at risk. It is inexplicable form of diplomacy, unless you want the talks to fail

It’s the End of the World, and I Feel Terrible

May 17, 2018

By Norman Solomon / Truthdig. Ivy Mike was a hydrogen bomb and the first thermonuclear weapon ever tested. The U.S. detonated it on Nov. 1, 1952, on the island of Elugelab in Enewetak Atoll, part of the Marshall Islands in the western Pacific Ocean, as part of Operation Ivy. (National Nuclear Security Administration / Nevada…

North Korea Talks

March 10, 2018
As President Trump and Kim Jong-Un agree to historic talks, centrist voices are expressing alarm based on a self-serving and false reading of history, says Timothy Shorrock

Can Congress Stop Trump From Going Nuclear?

November 16, 2017

The Senate has held a hearing on a topic it hasn’t taken up in more than four decades: the President’s authority to launch nuclear war. William Hartung of the Center for International Policy discusses nuclear policy in the Trump era

Anti-Nuclear Group Wins Nobel Peace Prize as US Arsenal Expands

October 11, 2017

As the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to a group that was instrumental in pushing through the landmark UN treaty banning nuclear weapons, the U.S. has quietly made its nuclear arsenal even more lethal

US Nuclear Upgrade Began Before Trump

October 11, 2017

Trump reportedly asked to expand the US nuclear arsenal tenfold, but a dangerous upgrade already began before he took office, says Hans Kristensen of the Federation of American Scientists

Rebuking Trump, Nobel Prize Goes to Group That Opposes Nuclear Weapons

October 6, 2017

“No right hands for the wrong weapons” – Nobel Peace Prize Winner ICAN

North Korea

September 25, 2017
North Korea says Trump’s dangerous rhetoric is tantamount to a declaration of war. But even if military officials try to act as a restraint on Trump’s hostility, Trump isn’t bound by the advice he gets from anyone, says Col. Larry Wilkerson

US Military

September 21, 2017
Artificial intelligence companies and other AI experts are urging the UN to ban the technology in weapons, but are they exaggerating the danger and threat for their own interests?