Cut through the propaganda about North Korea

North Korea missile launch - Sky News

Summary: North Korea's latest missile test has Washington in a frenzy. Let's review the facts, debunk the myths, and look at an alternative to sabre-rattling our way to a nuclear war. (1)  "Pyongyang Fires a Second Missile Over Japan" Excerpt from Stratfor, 15 September 2017. North  Korea shows no signs of stopping or even slowing down … Continue reading Cut through the propaganda about North Korea

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Fix “the button” so that a president can’t wreck the world

Donald Trump's nuclear threat

Summary: The President of America is the most powerful man in the world, with no restraint on his (or her) ability to nuke cities or even start a nuclear war. We have come close to doing so in the past, and might not be so lucky in the future. Limiting this discretionary power is an obvious … Continue reading Fix “the button” so that a president can’t wreck the world

Comforting words from Martin van Creveld about nuclear war

Nuclear Kraken

Summary: Martin van Creveld discusses one of my big fears -- nuclear war. He paints a comforting picture. Let's hope his logic proves correct, and that the forces of irrationality do not take the stage. As they have so often in history.   "My Meeting with Mr. X." By Martin van Creveld. From his website, … Continue reading Comforting words from Martin van Creveld about nuclear war

Martin van Creveld explains our phony war with North Korea

Summary: Martin van Creveld explains our dance with North Korea, fierce talk but little action, seeing what our journalists and geopolitical experts don't. "The atomic bomb is the Second Coming in Wrath." --- Winston Churchill, on hearing about the Trinity test. From Harvey H. Bundy's "Remembered Words" in The Atlantic, March 1957.   "And Pray, Sir, … Continue reading Martin van Creveld explains our phony war with North Korea