Nuclear Ratcheting II

March 1st : Russian president Putin addresses the nation. Accompanied by large screen animated demonstrations, he talks of a new generation of nuclear weapons. In the US, strategic experts question the weapons. Others begin debating the rising danger of a nuclear arms race. The US president reacts, angrily tweeting before dawn  




March 1st, 2018


Putin’s ‘Invincible’ Missile Is Aimed at U.S. Vulnerabilities / NY Times

Nukes Over Florida / Gizmodo

Animation of Florida Nuke Strike / CNN


Putin Just Gave Trump the Arms Race He Sought / Defense One

‘Let it be an arms race,’ Trump said, two years ago. Now we have one.

It doesn’t have to be this way. / Joe Cirincione



Nuclear arms race? Or arms control and nonproliferation policy? Time to add in China. Multi-superpower era now, e.g., a new New Start agreement will have to have a new ptr. Hi China / Steven Schmidt, March 1


Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers annual address to the Federal Assembly at Manezh Central Exhibition Hall in Moscow, Russia. Date: 01 March 2018. Photo credit: EPA-EFE / MAXIM SHIPENKOV




The Morning After … 



The President is Tested by World Events




And a trade war is announced  






Re: Nuclear Authority 

Command (& Control) Decisions



Renewed Nuclear Arms Race


October 2017

Prevent Nuclear First Use

Singular Authority to Launch Nuclear Weapons

Nuclear #HairTrigger, Nuclear First Use