Early Warning Blog
For the last sixty years -- since Russia developed its first atomic weapons -- U.S. survival has depended on a strategic concept called deterrence. Lacking the ability to defend itself against a large-scale nuclear attack, Washington sought to discourage aggression by threatening devastating retaliation.
Reports have surfaced that sometime this week President Obama will declare that the United States is changing the nuclear strategy that has maintained the security of the Free World for half a century. The essence of the U.S. strategy was the willingness of every administration since Eisenhower
This week's issue of Inside the Navy includes deputy defense secretary Bill Lynn's response to a funding idea I floated before the House seapower subcommittee in January. I had proposed that one way of covering the cost of a replacement for the Trident ballistic-missile submarine without