Huge Military Budgets Make Us Broke, Not Safe

Huge Military Budgets Make Us Broke, Not Safe

We’re all tense. Hearing about our fellow citizens in Hawaii scrambling around, looking for a place to hide from a nuclear bomb, will do that to you. So will contests between two unstable world leaders over the size of their nuclear buttons. Now, some politicians say...
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...
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