Category Archives: Iran

U.S. violations of nuclear non-proliferation

Robert McNamara, head of the Department of Defense during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, offered the following analysis in 2005: “I would characterize current U.S. nuclear weapons policy as immoral, illegal, militarily unnecessary and dreadfully dangerous.” (FAIR) Debates about nuclear weapons typically feature lawmakers hyping the potential dangers we face from nuclear-powered foes like Iran […]

Sanctioning Silliness

The big revelation about Iran’s newest nuclear plant has the world community (at least the Western part of it) in arms and threatening more sanctions. I’ve advocated here before about working more diplomatically and less belligerently with Iran. During the same week, we learn that Secretary of State Clinton is willing to renegotiate our sanctions […]

R.I.P. Missile Defense System (Almost)

via BBC News: US President Barack Obama has shelved plans for controversial bases in Poland and the Czech Republic in a major overhaul of missile defence in Europe. Well, almost: He said a review had shown the need to switch strategy to defending against the short- and medium-range missiles that Iran could use to target […]