Tag Archives: nuclear weapons

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 […]

The Unenforceable

The UN Security Council passed a new resolution [pdf] in regards to nuclear disarmament and proliferation yesterday. But does it matter? The resolution basically holds the status quo and reaffirms the commitment of ”well-behaved” countries to continuing to try and be on their best behavior while having no effective means of stopping the proliferation of […]

U.N. General Assembly: Resources

Highlights: NY Times summary. President Barack Obama vowed increased cooperation with the U.N. and spoke of four pillars necessary for a successful global future: nuclear disarmament, promotion of peace and security, environmental protection and a global economy that offers universal opportunity.   Part 1 — Part 2 — Part 3 Colonel Muammar Gaddafi spoke for […]

After Kim Jong-il

North Korea has once more been in the news, this time with the historic visit-cum-rescue operation headed by Bill Clinton to free two American journalists that had been held for four months. For a nation as isolated from the world at large politically and economically, it has held quite the attentive position of newsmaker the […]