Mon, 30 October 2017
The New York Times has a splashy interactive editorial, "Trump’s Nuclear Arsenal." It's good, but gets a few things wrong --
things that matter like Mutual Assured Destruction, Robert McNamara's famous thought experiment on sizing US nuclear forces, and how the US targets nuclear weapons. Also, they misuse decimate.
Aaron and Jeffrey talk through the problems with US nuclear policy and Jeffrey's proposal to state that the US will not use nuclear weapon against a target if a conventional one will do.
Links of Note:
Jeffrey and Scott Sagan's article, and its shorter, op-ed version in the Washington Post.
Aaron's recently revived podcast, Turkey Wonk.