RUSSIA CONTINUES NUCLEAR THREATS, POSTPONES U.S. TALKS Russian president Vladimir Putin continues to demonstrate why nuclear weapons in his hands, or anyone’s, are a danger to the world. No one has dropped a nuclear bomb on another country since 1945, but Putin can’t resist implied or direct threats to use nuclear weapons in his failing […]
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RUSSIAN RETREAT AND A TRAGEDY IN POLAND Russian troops withdrew from the city of Kherson and territory along the Dnipro River, demonstrating that they could not withstand the strong defenses put up by Ukrainian forces. Senior Policy Director John Erath argues in a new op-ed in The National Interest that Russia’s failed invasion is proof that nuclear weapons […]
60TH ANNIVERSARY OF CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS Today marks the 60th anniversary of the beginning of the Cuban Missile Crisis, a 13-day nuclear standoff between the United States and Soviet Union. While we wish the tensions felt during that crisis were now distant history, unfortunately, that is not the case. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s dangerous nuclear […]
UKRAINE LIBERATES KHARKIV REGION; SPECTER OF NUCLEAR WAR RISES On Wednesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky walked through the streets of Izyum in the country’s Kharkiv region, which was liberated from Russian forces as part of Ukraine’s counter-offensive. The Ukrainian Armed Forces have recovered more than 3,000 square kilometers of territory during September, in what many […]
HOUSE CONSIDERS VARIOUS NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUESThis past week has brought a lot of focus to key national security issues in Congress. The House considered the annual Defense Authorization bill, a vehicle for votes on many defense, foreign policy and other national security issues. The House Armed Services Committee had already voted to add $37 billion […]