Tag Archives: Nuclear weapon

How to start a nuclear war in one hour

Napoleon told his generals that he could grant them anything except more time. Time is everything, in terrorism as well as war. The constant message of shows like “24” is that there always a ticking bomb, a ticking clock and … Continue reading

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Another Soviet "combat brigade" in Central America?

Yes!  I finally remembered what the fuss about the alleged supersized Iranian embassy in Nicaragua reminded me of. Back in 1979, when Carter had sugar-plum visions of detente with Moscow, U.S. intelligence suddenly discovered a Soviet “combat brigade” in Cuba. … Continue reading

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A military dictatorship in Iran?

What if  two-thirds of President Obama’s cabinet came from the same white militia movement in Idaho? That seems to be the situation in Iran. Yesterday I wrote that Iran’s rulers were in no danger as long as the military and … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Why We Won't Invade Pakistan

The rumors of war have already begun. With the Pakistani government seeming to cower before the advance of the Taliban, there are mutterings that the U.S. might have to invade Pakistan. This isn’t news to Barack Obama. He warned in … Continue reading

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No one's gonna give up their nukes

Obama’s speech for nuclear disarmament sounds nice. It’s what a liberal Democratic president would say. But note the White House clarification that U.S. would not disarm unless all other nations did. Nuclear disarmament has been on the table since Hiroshima, … Continue reading

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Enough nukes to make the rubble bounce

Presidents Obama and Medvedev have agreed to slash both the U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals by about two-thirds. Even with stockpiles cut to 1,500 warheads on each side, that’s still leaves more than enough nuclear firepower to – in Churchill’s … Continue reading

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