The U.S. Should Never Start A Nuclear War

The U.S. Should Never Start A Nuclear War

Seventy-four years ago this August, the U.S. dropped nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It was one of the most horrific acts of warfare in history. This month, we remember the 200,000 or more civilian men, women, and children who died, and the many thousands...
Lessons on North Korea from the Cuban Missile Crisis

Lessons on North Korea from the Cuban Missile Crisis

Nearly 55 years ago, in October 1962, I was a college student who’d just turned 20. The Cuban Missile Crisis began the day after my birthday, and it seemed entirely possible that I (along with tens of millions of other people) might die in nuclear fire and fury...
Right Now, Trump Can Start a Nuclear War

Right Now, Trump Can Start a Nuclear War

Right now, Donald Trump could start a nuclear war on a whim, and no one could stop him. Under any circumstances, the prospect of nuclear war is terrifying, the deadly consequences irreversible. Yet with a single order, the president — any president — could effectively...