Category Archives: Arms Control

April 7, 2015 – Less than Meets the Eye…

April 7, 2015 – Less than Meets the Eye…

“The Framework Agreement announced on 2 April 2015 is concerning on a number of counts, but in fact merely kicks the can down the road to additional negotiations between the P5+1 and Iran, gifting Iran with more time to complete its drive to deliverable nuclear weapons. . . . The entire world took a step closer to Armageddon this week, which as Bernard Lewis has said, is no deterrent to the apocalyptic Shi’ite regime in Tehran but rather an inducement.” ~ Clare M. Lopez, Former CIA Operations Officer Read Full Story

December 4, 2014—Time to Debate About Space Based Defense?

December 4, 2014—Time to Debate About Space Based Defense?

A recent National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) publication raised a timely issue—that it is time to debate the utility of space based defenses against ballistic missiles, because of the growing threat. I could not agree more, and here provide additional reasons why and offer some counters to those who criticized aspects of this important paper. Read Full Story

November 25, 2014—We’ve Never Found Anything Successfully Hidden

November 25, 2014—We’ve Never Found Anything Successfully Hidden

We seem to be in a rut. As for the past two Thanksgivings, my email message deals again with our hapless foreign policy in dealing with Iran. We are again, for the second time, extending the talks, to what objective is unclear. After a bit of review, consider what it takes to achieve a meaningfully verifiable agreement with Iran to block their path to a nuclear weapon. Then we’ll reflect on the Thanksgiving tradition. Read Full Story

November 13, 2013—Arms Control Under Obamacare Rules?

November 13, 2013—Arms Control Under Obamacare Rules?

Secretary of State John Kerry’s assertions on aspects of the Geneva negotiations with Iran seem an echo of the President’s false claims and promises that accommodated the 2010 passage and subsequent execution of Obamacare. Moreover, his unfulfilled promises that accompanied the 2010 ratification of New START Treaty leave one skeptical of promises accompanying the ongoing negotiations with Iran. “Curiouser and curiouser,” said Alice. Read Full Story

September 27, 2013—No Executive Order Arms Control . . .  Please!

September 27, 2013—No Executive Order Arms Control . . . Please!

Secretary of State John Kerry signed the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty against the clear wishes of the U.S. Senate—there were 51 votes against it last March. Now it will be important for the Senate to refuse to ratify this ill-advised treaty which is not in our national interest and could lead to unwelcome constraints, enforced by international bodies, on our Second Amendment Constitutional rights. Read Full Story

April 1, 2013 – April Fool . . . or For Any Other Time?

April 1, 2013 – April Fool . . . or For Any Other Time?

Last Friday, North Korea threatened to attack the U.S. and its military bases in South Korea and the Pacific—after two U.S. nuclear-capable stealth bombers dropped dummy munitions in joint military drills with South Korea—in response to earlier North Korean testing and threats of a preemptive attack on the U.S. Stay tuned to this “tit for tat” game. Unwise? You think? Read Full Story

March 25, 2013 – Potpourri . . . Another Week to Remember . . . or Try to Forget?

March 25, 2013 – Potpourri . . . Another Week to Remember . . . or Try to Forget?

Additional ground based interceptors in Alaska responds to North Korea’s threat to preemptively attack the U.S. but plans for a ground based site in Poland have changed for a second time—apparently to appease Russia while downgrading the threat from Iran and ignoring concerns of our allies. And EMP issues continue to fester . . . Read Full Story