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Surviving Victory: Updated

A decade ago, Strategic Demands founders put together a unusual conference in Washington DC. Entitled “Surviving Victory”, an ominous look at the security horizon. The conference brought together one of our own, Roger Morris with his National Security Council and political historian experience, and experts such as Steve Clemons, Susan Rice, Pentagon expert Winslow Wheeler […]

Surviving Victory, an Update

A decade ago, founding members of Strategic Demands organized a “Surviving Victory” conference in Washington DC to address the 2006 security briefing: Strategic Demands of the 21st Century. Our intent was to bring new perspective to failing, counterproductive security policy. This week we look back — and look forward. The #CostsofWar are top of mind

A New Nuclear Arsenal and Reflections on a President’s Last Days in Office

A decade ago your editor organized a policy conference in Washington DC with a group of national security experts that ranged from a former NSC senior staffer (and Kissinger aide who resigned in protest of the Cambodia invasion) Roger Morris to current National Security Advisor Susan Rice. The 2006 conference was inauspiciously called “Surviving Victory”

Stewards of the Apocalypse

Regional Nuclear Conflict will deliver, science says, Global Nuclear Catastrophe   Back to the Brink, Nuclear Catastrophe   Bulletin of Atomic Scientists: Two Minutes   Dems Re-Intro Bill to Prevent Nuclear First Use   Do Nukes Matter: To Nuke or Not to Nuke?   Renewed Nuclear Arms Race   Singular Authority to Launch Nuclear Weapons […]

End of a Cold Week in February

Looking back at a long week, we discuss DC experts, nuclear issues, and end with tracks across the Steppes This week witnessed a Republican candidate for President, Jeb Bush, announce he is his “own man”, not a legacy of his brother or father, then reveal Paul Wolfowitz as his foreign policy adviser. What a choice. […]

Overarching #StrategicDemands

Envisioning strategic connections / National security & Environmental security    Strategic Demands in the 21st century call for “New Definitions of National Security”. A top priority must be to look beyond the threats of the past and failed policies that take our eyes away from a gathering storm… the existential threats of environmental disruption; an escalating nuclear […]

Reviews: Targeted Books

  Via StratDem’s editor / January 2018   Dan Ellsberg’s new book speaks to command and control of nuclear weapons http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/11/daniel-ellsberg-on-the-doomsday-machine.html http://billmoyers.com/story/ellsberg-upcoming-book-warns-trump-nuclear-dangers/ https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/the-doomsday-machine-9781608196746/   Perhaps the most frightening element of the Ellsberg warning for today’s generation comes from his knowledge of nuclear war planning. The “Dead Hand” is real. Attempts to cut off “command and […]

Deep Cost, Costs of War

Deep Costs, Lessened Security… Time for a New Vision   War costs are vastly undercalculated Definitions of national security are outdated Nuclear risks of a Cold War 2.0 are escalating Overextended, the nation ignores larger existential security threats   Costs of a Gathering Storm   The US faces a turning point. The nation must pivot […]

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