A feature news story by the globally distributed Associated Press (AP) service only begins to touch on a deeper story of nuclear proliferation. Strategic Demands takes a few salient lines from the AP update on US nukes and reminds our readers of what we are now calling a “Nuclear Arms Race 3.0”
Category: Donald Trump
Where does an objective assessment start as one attempts to describe the May 10th CNN live, staged TV event with former president Trump? Across the mediaverse, online commentary after the show varied, but two themes emerged: ‘The event was a spectacle’ and ‘it was a debacle’ …
A multi-billion dollar ‘modernization’ of US nuclear weapons delivered an unsurprising ‘next gen’ nuclear arms race. Strategic Demands called this a “Cold War 2.0”. Now, with threats and an announced ‘suspension’ of the New START treaty, the final remaining nuclear weapons agreement is foreclosed. A “Nuclear Arms Race 3.0” commences
Yesterday, former U.S. President Donald Trump faced ominous revelations of his actions during the Jan. 6th, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. With stark and shocking details provided during a Congressional hearing, former White House staffer Cassidy Hutchinson delivered testimony felt across the nation
January 6th’s insurrection, riot, attack on the U.S. Capitol, call it what you will, wasn’t a frolic of citizens out to ‘visit’ their ‘representatives’ and express ‘free speech’ as ‘protected by the Constitution’. In fact, the January 6th attempt at an election coup has now become a calculated, manipulative slow-motion coup
For years Strategic Demands has pushed for rational controls of nuclear weapons, in particular the critical need for new ‘first use’ controls over the ‘sole authority‘ of the U.S. president to order nuclear war… Now comes a harsh realization this is no academic issue
December 7, 2018 3:50 EST … Donald Trump, Rex Tillerson — Consider U.S. denial of climate change, oil / gas exploration, risks and reality. Recall that in 2011, Tillerson, former CEO of Exxon Mobil, completed an unprecedented oil / gas Arctic development deal with Russia’s Rosneft (see GreenPolicy360 / Arctic for details).
What is most striking to Strategic Demands three days after the Putin-Trump meeting is how little is being reported on *substance* of the talks and/or agreements. Of the few news/commentary/analysis articles that attempt to look at substance, among thousands published, the reported story is contradictory — secret deals, nuclear deals, what deals?
July 16, 2018 | Jeff Mason, a reporter for Reuters, asked about Trump’s tweet this morning that US “foolishness and stupidity” damaged the relationship between the US and Russia. “I hold both countries responsible… I think the United States has been foolish. I think we’ve all been foolish… I think we’re all to blame.” […]
The Consequences Start Now / June 1 From Strategic Demands’ associate, GreenPolicy360, a scan of international reactions to the U.S. president’s decision to reject the global climate agreement as he speaks of climate change as “a hoax” and moves to cut off pro-active measures to build a global effort confronting global threats
As president-elect Donald Trump draws together his transition team at Trump Tower, the upcoming first elements of a Trump administration begin to come into view. Let’s take a quick look at what the “American Conservative” has chosen to highlight at the end of week one
This past week the Democratic Party reeled from the release of an email “dump” from WikiLeaks. The thousands of emails were embarrasing at the minimum and at the maximum may have involved a foreign government ‘intrusion’. This week as the Democratic convention opens, the head of the Hillary Clinton campaign alleges ‘the Russians are involved‘ […]
Presumptive Republican nominee delivers what is introduced as the beginning of a Trump administration. In his think-tank crafted overview laying out policies and positions, with accompanying comments, the potential Republican party leader addresses how he sees the world — and America’s interests