A U.S. decision never to be the first to use nuclear weapons would tie America’s hands against unspeakable evil.
We cannot discount Putin’s sabre-rattling as mere theater. There are four steps we can and must take to deter a nuclear war.
Putin has what Hitler lacked: nuclear weapons. With these, he attempts to pressure neighboring states to timidly accept Moscow’s desires.
In 1987, the Reagan administration concluded the INF (Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces) Treaty with the Soviet Union. It prohibits the development, testing, possession, and deployment of INF-range (500- to 5,500-kilometer) ground-launched ...