Neutrality was once an attractive option in Europe.
In Western military circles, it’s common to refer to the “balance of forces” — the lineup of tanks, planes, ships, missiles, and battle formations on the opposing sides of any conflict. If one has twice as many combat assets as its opponent and the leadership abilities on each side are approximately equal, it should win.
U.S.-Chinese relations are worse than at any time since the renewal or relations began in the early 1970s. As in the late 1940s, we are witnessing, and suffering, the restructuring of the global disorder into a new, extremely dangerous, and totally unnecessary confrontation analogous, but not identical, to the Cold War.
If the Trump administration follows through on its threat to re-start nuclear tests, it will complete the unraveling of more than 50 years of arms control agreements, taking the world back to the days when school children practiced “duck and cover,” and people built backyard bomb shelters.
The era of nuclear naval propulsion began in January 1955 with the commissioning of the USS Nautilus SSN-571.
As we take a look at the situation involving Iran, which has been accused of orchestrating a terrorist attack against a tanker, and as we remember the circumstances under which the United States withdrew from the nuclear deal,
Astounding increases in the danger of nuclear weapons have paralleled provocative foreign policy decisions that needlessly incite tensions between Washington and Moscow.
As Murray Rothbard often emphasized, the free market and a peaceful foreign policy are indispensable partners.
After the Cold War ended, many of the safeguards preventing war between Russia and the West have been allowed to lapse.
For the last few decades in the Middle East, the policy of western powers — led by the United States — has been to ensure the flow of oil