Five Paths to Nuclear War

The folks over at The National Interest asked me to consider the question of how we could get to a full-blown nuclear war today, when it seems unlikely, and to choose five paths to that grisly end.  I came up with: Mechanical . . . Continue reading →

A world without America

” You’ve been given a great gift, George. A chance to see what the world would be like without you.” So said George Bailey’s guardian angel, Clarence, in the 1946 classic Christmas movie It’s a Wonderful Life. Bailey, contemplating suicide, wishes he’d . . . Continue reading →

More crazy-talk on “limited nuclear war”

What is it about the Air Force Association? First, their president, Lt. Gen. Michael Dunn, made the case back in May that reducing nuclear stockpiles would produce an immoral targeting policy. This is a really important argument, and it’s one that military . . . Continue reading →