Tag: Russia

Do Nukes Matter: To Nuke or Not to Nuke?

Foreign Affairs, published by the Council on Foreign Relations, asks the question. Do nuclear weapons matter? Strategic Demands replies: Does oblivion matter? Foreign Affairs speaks of nuclear weapons as if they can be rationally used. They are purchased, deployed, and discussed on separate tracks from the rest of the foreign policy agenda, and they are […]

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Doomsday Machine

Updated: January 1, 2018 The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner. A look back at Dan Ellsberg… 1969 / 70 / 71 in Los Angeles… memories of Rand and the McNamara “history project”… Vietnam’s reality he shared with your editor as he prepared to reveal it to a nation at war. Now, again, […]

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‘Satan’ Sarmat

Via RT — Russia has unveiled the first image of its new thermonuclear missile system, RS-28 Sarmat, nicknamed “Satan-2” by NATO. The MIRV’d Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missiles, designed to be fitted with hypersonic warheads, are expected to go into production as early as 2018. Tags: Calculus of War; Cold War 2.0; Nuclear Proliferation; Hypersonic Arms Race

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Turkey, Incirlik, US and Russia

  Whether the US remains in Incirlik or not is actually a moot point, since the profound symbolism around what’s unfolding is much more substantial than the Pentagon’s physical presence there. Never before in history has the US been cut off from its own nuclear weapons, which is essentially what’s happened with the no-fly zone […]

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