Tag Archive for: "nuclear strategy"
Nuclear weapons and first use

Recent media reports suggesting that President Obama’s considering embracing a no-first-use pledge in US nuclear declaratory policy have certainly rekindled the debate over the wisdom of such a move. The debate’s not new, and resonances …

Trinity and the nuclear foundation stone

Tomorrow’s an important anniversary on the strategic calendar. The first US nuclear test—codenamed Trinity—occurred on 16 July 1945. The event represented both the culmination of the work of the Manhattan Project and the dawn of …

Has Russia violated the INF treaty?

Since 2013, when rumours first began to circulate in the US mainstream media that Russia might have violated the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, analysts have been trying to clarify the nature of the breach …