nuclear weapons

Once Fired, There’s No Calling a Nuke Back - Daniel Ellsberg on RAI (8/12)

Reality Asserts Itself - Daniel Ellsberg

November 15, 2018
In this series, Daniel Ellsberg and Paul Jay explore Ellsberg's latest book, The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner. In the introduction to the book, Ellsberg writes: “No policies in human history have more deserved to be recognized as immoral or insane. The story of how this calamitous predicament came about and how and why it has persisted over a half a century is a chronicle of human madness. Whether Americans, Russians, and other humans can rise to the challenge of reversing these policies and eliminating the danger of near-term extinction caused by their own inventions and proclivities remains to be seen. I choose to join with others in acting as if that is still possible.”

On the Road to World War III?

November 6, 2018

By Michael T. Klare This is not your mother’s Cold War When it comes to relations between Donald Trump’s America, Vladimir Putin’s Russia, and Xi Jinping’s China, observers everywhere are starting to talk about a return to an all-too-familiar past. “Now we have a new Cold War,” commented Russia expert Peter Felgenhauer in Moscow after…

Trump to Abandon up Key Nuclear Missile Treaty - What is Behind the Move?

Trump to Abandon up Key Nuclear Missile Treaty – What is Behind the Move?

October 23, 2018

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson says that the main reason for Trump to abandon the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty has to do with interests in the administration that would like to see a restarting of the nuclear arms race

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