This is not a subject that I would ever want to debate again….but that wish has been crapped on….and crapped on hard.
The prospect of a nuclear conflict has recently raised its ugly head…..for years this was not a subject that got much press…but in the last year the idea seems to making a comeback of sorts….
Since the day that our new president took the oath of office this is a subject that has garnered more press than any of the previous years….Trump has made it clear that he would like a nuclear arsenal upgrade.
With that said the whole scenario of a “limited nuclear war” has once again made the headlines (and you thought the Cold War was over…HA)….
The blog of the National Interest magazine has taken a look at the aging paradigm……
As Donald Trump’s first three weeks in office come to a close, critics are pointing out that his iconic slogan, “Make America Great Again” is starting to look more and more like an attempt to bring American society back to the 1950s. What most people haven’t realized yet is that his vision of turning back the clock also applies to America’s nuclear arsenal.
Just this past week, CQ Roll Call reported that a blue-ribbon Pentagon panel urged the Trump administration to make the U.S. arsenal more capable of fighting a “‘limited’ atomic war.”
Carter and even Reagan worked to limit these destructive tools….and now after 30+ years of working to their elimination the whole idea has come roaring back into the conversation of conflict management and resolution…..
We can only hope that sanity returns to the world of foreign policy….if not then we might as well get use to those silly drills of hiding under the desk with our hands over our head.
Personally I was hoping that this would go away and sane people were in control….my hopes are dashed on the rocks of insanity.