Posts Tagged: nuclear weapons
By roping India and Japan into its standoff with China, the U.S. is raising the nuclear stakes in Asia — including, dangerously, between India and Pakistan.
The most effective way to prevent a nuclear war with North Korea is to reassure them that the U.S. won't strike first.
We're spending $1.2 trillion on weapons that invariably make the world a more dangerous place.
The president's over-the-top threats have made war seem like a real possibility. And war would be catastrophic.
The practical reality is this: To de-escalate this situation, the United States must be prepared to swallow its hubris and sit down with North Korea.
If the U.S. made a deal with Maoist China in the 1970s, it can surely cut one with North Korea today.
South Korea's alliance with the U.S. means foreign troops on its soil, strained relations with China, and a North that sees no point in negotiating with anyone but Washington.
The same risk of nuclear miscalculation that haunted U.S.-Soviet relations still hovers over the Korean peninsula.
Trump is committed to finding a way to claim Iran has violated the nuclear accord, regardless of the facts — just as Bush did with Iraq.
The United States is using this Pacific colony as its own private firing range.