Weapons of Mass Destruction
Who exactly is in charge of American foreign policy? President Obama or Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu? Any middle-school aged student would easily be able to answer this, but the Republican Congress seems to think differently.
I remember when cop cars were all big, white Chevy sedans. And police officers dressed in light blue uniforms. They wore innocent enough black, cabbie looking hats, and I was never afraid to approach them with a question, or a problem. And then I grew up. Now they drive midnight black, stealth vehicles, usually equipped with mean grill guards.
Donald Trump upended years of American foreign policy concerning nuclear weapons development by calling for a new arms race. Trump started the controversy by tweeting that "the United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes." When asked to clarify his comments he doubled down and said "[l]et it be an arms race. We will outmatch them at every pass and outlast them all."
Senator John McCain, one of the most ardent and vocal supporters of a United States military strike in Syria, was caught playing video poker on his phone during a Senate hearing on President Obama's request to use military force in Syria. Senator McCain has been front and center calling for the US to respond with force to send Syrian President Bashar al-Assad a strong message after it was determined that his government used chemical weapons against its own citizens, but seems to have been unconcerned about the witness testimony from Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey, along with Secretaries Kerry and Hagel.
WMDs News & Opinion Articles
|Tue Sep 12, 2017 | newyorker.com|
The United States has no diplomatic relations with North Korea, so there is no embassy in Washington, but for years the two countries have relied on the “New York channel,”...
|Tue Mar 22, 2016 | thedailybeast.com|
Firing back with ‘unprecedented’ provocations against joint South Korean and American annual military exercises, Kim Jung Un could make a dangerously wrong move.
|Mon Jul 06, 2015 | vox.com|
I spent much of this spring obsessed with a question: Could the United States and Russia stumble into war, perhaps even nuclear war? It was a concern I'd first heard in...
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