Category Archives: Nuclear Politics

Has Dr. Strangelove Entered Ukraine On A White Horse?

While American media was distracted by ISIS and Ferguson, Russia appears to have invaded eastern Ukraine. Several thousand Russian troops and 100 tanks are reported fighting their way along the Ukrainian coast, relieving the pressure the Urrainian military had been … Continue reading

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Israel: The uncertain Life And Prospective Death Of A Target

You have Israel, the U.S, Fatah and Hamas: Four cats that the U.S. wants to herd. Fatah runs the West Bank, Hamas runs Gaza and Israel nervously overlooks both. Nervously because they habitually lob missiles at Israeli cities and their … Continue reading

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Mr. Putin, President Theodore Roosevelt And The Nuclear Age …

Along with most of the world economies, the Russian economy is disappointing its citizens. But for oil and gas exports, things in Russia would be worse. Since the oil and gas benefits fail to reach many Russians, Mr. Putin needs … Continue reading

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Ode To Dr. Strangelove As He Moves In Next Door …

the U.S. was the first nuclear power; it gained the world’s attention by bombing Japan. The bombing did not generate the attention; that came from the ratio: One bomv = one city. After WWII, a handful of developed nations monopolized … Continue reading

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“Why Me?” (President Obama And The Persians)

Hmnn… Our President, who has just been caught with his arm in the NSA cookie jar up to the elbow and made a speech apologizing-sort of–and saying ‘but now you can trust me’ is negotiating for us with the Iranians … Continue reading

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American Nuclear Response: Hardware And Credibility And Risks

According to this report, the launch code at all U.S. Minuteman missile sites was eight zeros for decades. We suppose the launch code was but one in a series of safeguards for long range missiles but somebody thought launch codes … Continue reading

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Is President Obama Learning To Love The Bomb?

What’s a poor President to do? The Iranians are claiming that he’s lying to America about their new deal. Being called a liar by an Iranian diplomat resembles being called bloodthirsty by a vampire but we have to admit he … Continue reading

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The Peculiar, Unwritten Rules of the International Nuclear Bomb Game

All governments have secrets, mostly nefarious and usually secret to protect politicians from their own misdeeds. Or rather, to prevent citizens’ finding out about those misdeeds (in my opinion). The entire subject of nuclear weapons seems even more secret than … Continue reading

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