Nation Topics - Nuclear Arms and Proliferation
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The US's nuclear arsenal has no necessary military mission anymore. But their existence continues to provoke the proliferation of weapons programs abroad.
The problem with mankind wielding nuclear power isn’t about backup generators or safety rules—it’s our essential human fallibility.
A computer virus foiling Iran's nuclear plans should delight those spoiling for an attack. Does it?
What will the consequences be if the Senate doesn't pass the START treaty today?
Powerful politicians and think tankers are using the nuclear issue to foment hysteria.
Neither aggressive diplomacy nor coercive diplomacy will work. How can Obama work his way out of this dead end?
In April, President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed the New START Treaty, the biggest nuclear arms pact in a generation. But the treaty faces significant Republican opposition as it enters the Senate for a final vote. How would a blocked treaty affect our arms policy and our relationship with Russia?
The nuclear abolition documentary Countdown to Zero is not just a howl of alarm or a historical primer. It's a shocking but completely reliable account of the issue of nuclear weapons as it exists today.
To discuss the threat of nuclear war, Jonathan Schell, Nation Institute fellow and author of "Reaching Zero," guests on the Brian Lehrer Show with David Hoffman, Foreign Policy contributing editor.
Gary Wills's Bomb Power: The Modern Presidency and the National Security State; Elizabeth Arnold's Effacement.
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