Military Strategy

  • WASHINGTON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is convinced that Iran is on the verge of acquiring a nuclear weapon. He believes that the Iranians cannot be deterred through diplomacy, and he views the Iranian threat as one that may bring about a second Jewish Holocaust.

    May 3, 2012 - By Joel Rubin
  • Last week, hopeful news of potential cuts to the U.S. nuclear arsenal floated through Washington. A classified report from the Pentagon is being prepared for President Obama’s review, which has been reported to provide three ranges for possible nuclear reductions: 1,100 to 1,000, 800 to 700, or 400 to 300.

    February 23, 2012 - By Rebecca Remy
  • For over sixty years, the United States has maintained a large and costly nuclear arsenal, composed of heavy bombers, submarine-launched missiles, and intercontinental missiles. Perhaps it's time for a change.

    June 20, 2011 - By Rizwan Ladha
  • It wasn't the mutants. It was humans that caused the Cuban Missile Crisis. Only luck saved us from nuclear war.

    June 16, 2011 - By Joe Cirincione
  • May 17, 2011 - By Ben Loehrke
  • British Prime Minister David Cameron announced plans to cut military personnel and hardware in an effort to reconfigure a military that he called "overstretched, underequipped and ill-prepared" to meet the unconventional warfare challenges of the future.

    October 20, 2010 - By Kelly Bronk
  • In an op-ed in New Hampshire's Nashua Telegraph, Lt. Gen. John Castellaw, Lt. Gen. Dirk Jameson and Brig. Gen.

    August 30, 2010 - By Kelly Bronk
  • Today in the Berthoud Recorder, a Colorado newspaper, Lt. Gen.

    July 28, 2010 - By Kelly Bronk
  • New weapons systems should always meet three requirements: They should be feasible, needed, and affordable. The proposed Prompt Global Strike program, which according to U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has been "embraced by the new administration," does not meet any.

    April 23, 2010 - By Joe Cirincione
  • “Outside observers are looking in the wrong place: They ought to focus on the backroom deals the United States is preparing to make with some notorious warlords, as these will determine the long-term effectiveness of President Obama’s strategy,” writes Ploughshares Funded

    January 22, 2010 - By Anonymous