Fears Grow Over Russia's Dangerous Nuclear Escalation

Opinion | Peter Huessy
BERLIN, GERMANY - OCTOBER 19: Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting to discuss the Ukrainian peace process at the German federal Chancellery on October 19, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany, known as the Normandy Four, met in Berlin to discuss implementation of the peace plan known as the Minsk Protocol, a roadmap for resolving the conflict in Ukraine after Russian forces invaded in 2014 and annexed the peninsula of Crimea. The United States has threatened renewed sanctions on Russia if the country did not either implement the plan in the coming months or arrive at a plan on how to do so. (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)

The United States should make an effort to develop intelligence on Russia’s capabilities.

North Korea's Nuclear Ambitions Are No Laughing Matter

Opinion | Israel Ortega
Missiles are driven past the stand with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and other high ranking officials during a military parade marking the 105th birth anniversary of country's founding father, Kim Il Sung, in Pyongyang April 15, 2017. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

President Trump should continue to pursue a multi-dimensional approach to stave off war.

Senior White House Official Says 'Military Preparations Are Underway' Regarding North Korea

Politics | Kaitlan Collins

‘The unacceptable and erratic and unlawful behavior of Kim Jong Un…’

Pandora's Box 2020: The Threat Of Routine Nuclear Warfare

Opinion | Jason Ditz
An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched at 4:36 a.m. PST during an operational test Dec. 17, 2013, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The 30th Space Wing manages the Department of Defense's space and missile testing program, and launches satellites into polar orbit from the West Coast using expendable boosters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Yvonne Morales/Released)

no-first-use pledg would go a long way toward convincing other nations to follow suit.

There Is No Military Solution To The North Korea Conundrum

Opinion | Justin Raimondo
North Korean military participate in the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on October 12, 2015. Isolated North Korea marked the 70th anniversary of its ruling Workers' Party on Saturday with a massive military parade overseen by leader Kim Jong Un, who said his country was ready to fight any war waged by the United States. REUTERS/KCNA

Every war game simulating a conflict with North Korea has ended with nuclear weapons.

Could The Global Community Coexist With A Nuclear Pyongyang?

Opinion | Kim Tae-woo

Beijing must come to its senses.

North Korea May Be Preparing For A 'Different Type' Of Nuclear Test

World | Ryan Pickrell
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches a performance given with splendor at the People's Theatre on Wednesday to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the State Merited Chorus in this photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on February 23, 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS

Heightened activity around test site

Pulling The Strings On North Korea's Puppeteers

Opinion | Blaine Winship

The Trump administration must push China to stop underwriting North Korea’s nuclear program.

Nuclear Proliferation And The Dangers Of A Nuclear Armenia

Opinion | Justin Amler

Russia does not seem concerned about the moral implications of selling advanced weaponry to Armenia.

The North Korean Problem Is Now A Threat That Cannot Be Ignored

Opinion | Michael McGrady
A woman walks past a television broadcasting a news report on North Korea firing ballistic missiles, at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea, March 6, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

The time for action is now before too little is done too late.

Nuclear Weapons: Trust But Modernize

Opinion | Peter Huessy
An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched at 4:36 a.m. PST during an operational test Dec. 17, 2013, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The 30th Space Wing manages the Department of Defense's space and missile testing program, and launches satellites into polar orbit from the West Coast using expendable boosters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Yvonne Morales/Released)

The nuclear deterrent works, and it saves lives and it’s a bargain.

Can The US Even Test Nukes Anymore?

World | Saagar Enjeti

‘More out of practice and out of resources’

Trump Should Think Before Reacting

Opinion | Daniel DePetris
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 13: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Donald Trump (R) during a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada (not pictured) in the Oval Office at the White House on February 13, 2017 in Washington, D.C. This is the first time the two leaders are meeting at the White House. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images)

Thinking four steps ahead is as presidential as exhibiting strength.

Trump's Offer To Reduce Nuclear Forces: Betrayal Or Brilliant?

Opinion | Rod D. Martin
An Ohio-class nuclear submarine. The oldest Ohio submarine will be decommissioned in 2027 (Photo:Mass Communication Spc. 1st Class James Kimber/U.S. Navy/Handout via Reuters)

Trump will bargain away nuclear forces we don’t need in exchange for conventional strength.

Why Does The Energy Department Control The Nuclear Arsenal?

Daily Caller News Foundation | Saagar Enjeti
An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched at 4:36 a.m. PST during an operational test Dec. 17, 2013, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The 30th Space Wing manages the Department of Defense's space and missile testing program, and launches satellites into polar orbit from the West Coast using expendable boosters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Yvonne Morales/Released)

Civilian control of the military

The New Disarmament Agenda

Opinion | Peter Huessy
Russian servicemen equip an Iskander tactical missile system at the Army-2015 international military-technical forum in Kubinka, outside Moscow, Russia, in this June 17, 2015 file photo. Russia will create three new military divisions on its Western flank in 2016 and bring five new strategic nuclear missile regiments into service, Sergei Shoigu, the country's defence minister, was quoted as saying by news agencies on January 12, 2016. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin/Files

Reducing our nuclear capabilities would magnify the role of nuclear weapons in the strategy of our adversaries

Peace And Restraint Through Arms Racing

| Peter Huessy
An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California at 11:01 p.m. On February 25, 2016. The unarmed Minuteman III missile blasted off from a silo at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California late on Thursday, headed toward a target area near Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands of the South Pacific. REUTERS/Kyla Gifford/U.S. Air Force Photo/Handout via Reuters

The US has delayed or stopped any nuclear modernization effort. Is this a good thing?

A Nuclear-Armed South Korea?

Opinion | Peter Huessy
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un guides on the spot the underwater test-fire of strategic submarine ballistic missile in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on April 24, 2016. KCNA/via REUTERS

North Korea could be a very real missile threat, but some are advocating a pullout of U.S. pullout from its Southern counterpart.

Scarborough: Trump Asked Three Times During National Security Briefing About Using Nukes

Elections | Steve Guest

‘If we have them, why can’t we use them?’

More Than Numbers: Nuclear Weapons Reductions And The Strategy Of Diversity

Opinion | Peter Huessy
Russian servicemen equip an Iskander tactical missile system at the Army-2015 international military-technical forum in Kubinka, outside Moscow, Russia, in this June 17, 2015 file photo. Russia will create three new military divisions on its Western flank in 2016 and bring five new strategic nuclear missile regiments into service, Sergei Shoigu, the country's defence minister, was quoted as saying by news agencies on January 12, 2016. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin/Files

When looked at in total, the U.S. deterrent force has many multiple strengths but also weaknesses.