An Uncomfortable Conversation About Nukes

Why are Henry Kissinger, George Shultz, William Perry, and Sam Nunn writing opinion pieces in the Wall Street Journal calling for the abolition of nuclear weapons? Keep in mind, these four people are not just major defense hawks. People like Kissinger and Nunn helped push through the single most dangerous and destabilizing innovation in nuclear … Continue reading “An Uncomfortable Conversation About Nukes”

The Surge: Illusion and Reality

“Where the dead are ghosts on the fragile abacus used to calculate loss, to estimate tragedy.” – from "Body Count," by poet Persis Karim The narrative in the media these days is the success of the U.S. “surge,” which has poured an additional 30,000 U.S. troops into Iraq since early January 2007. In early December, … Continue reading “The Surge: Illusion and Reality”