We Need to Talk About Nukes
Chris, Zack, and Melanie get together to talk about U.S. nuclear policy. Should the United States have a “no first use” policy? If so, would that affect choices our allies and partners, as well as adversaries, might make? Has the volatile presidency of Donald Trump shown that more checks are needed in the nuclear weapons launch process?
Chris gives a shout out to those Americans already waiting in long lines to vote, Zack applauds Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley for clearly stating that the military has no place in resolving the outcome of an election, and Melanie is happy to see an increasing number of countries condemning the human rights atrocities in China.
- William J. Perry and Tom Z. Collina, “Who Can We Trust with the Nuclear Button? No One,” New York Times, June 22, 2020
- Masakatsu Ota, “Japanese Nuclear Policy After Hiroshima, After Abe, and After Nov. 3,” War on the Rocks, September 14, 2020
- Christianna Silva, “ Mark Milley Says The Military Has ‘No Role’ In Elections,” NPR, October 11, 2020
- “Emma Ashford and Erica Borghard Join the Atlantic Council,“ Atlantic Council, October 5, 2020
- Julia Jones, “Inside the Plot to Kidnap Gov. Whitmer,” CNN, October 11, 2020
- Jason Morris, Nick Valencia, Annie Grayer and Marshall Cohen, “Massive Lines Mar Start of In-Person Early Voting in Georgia,” CNN, October 13, 2020
Photo by Mike McBey