I have a new piece up at AolDefense responding to a recent commentary in the same space by Maj. Gen William Chambers on the merits of the nuclear triad. Here’s how I begin:
The recent commentary by Maj. Gen. William Chambers touting the war-prevention benefits of nuclear weapons in this publication is unconvincing.
Gen. Chambers, the Air Force’s assistant chief of staff for strategic deterrence and nuclear integration, overstates the peace-promoting virtues of nuclear weapons. In addition, he exaggerates the benefits of the nuclear triad and downplays the significant financial resources that will be required to sustain it.
Read the whole thing here.