We Need to Speak Honestly About Nuclear Threats
Actions to advance either agenda — that nuclear terrorism is an imminent threat and that U.S. nuclear stockpiles must be further reduced — need to be informed by risk calculations as well as cost-benefit analyses, rather than by worst-case assumptions.
Debates on the argument that the United States should not invest in a new air-launched nuclear cruise missile.
Debates onan op-ed calling for the elimination of the Air Force’s nuclear-armed Long Range Standoff (LRSO) missile that is to replace the existing nuclear-equipped cruise missile, the AGM-86 (also known as an air-launched cruise missile or ALCM).
Long-Range Stand-Off Missile: The Indispensable Weapon
An operational perspective that explains why LRSO actually matters to warfighters and why it contributes to a stable deterrent.
America Still Needs Its Nukes
To determine the capabilities required to both maintain effective deterrence and defeat an adversary should deterrence fail, the military uses a combination of exercises, experiments and war games.
Debating the justification and elimination of America’s nuclear arsenal. Maintaining a nuclear arsenal of unrivaled capability is central to providing the security the nation requires; unilaterally eliminating them or allowing them to obsolesce will simply leave us vulnerable.