nuclear weapons

Nukes + Nuttiness = Neanderthal Deterrence

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

The accepted logic of the rogue state is that the Westernized world is so affluent and leisured, and life is so good, that it will understandably grant almost any immediate geostrategic or monetary concession to avoid serious disruptions of the international order. The logic of appeasement is always more appeasement — especially in the one-bomb nuclear age.

Nukes + Nuttiness = Neanderthal Deterrence

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

The accepted logic of the rogue state is that the Westernized world is so affluent and leisured, and life is so good, that it will understandably grant almost any immediate geostrategic or monetary concession to avoid serious disruptions of the international order. The logic of appeasement is always more appeasement — especially in the one-bomb nuclear age.

Time To Reveal Obama’s Secret Side Deals With Iran

If President Trump and Secretary Tillerson don’t expose the truth about Obama’s secret side deals with Iran, Americans will remain in the dark, not only about what commitments to Iran Obama bound us to, but whether the Trump administration has been honest when they said Iran is complying with the deal and that there would be a break with Obama’s dangerous policy of appeasing the Islamist terrorist state.

Pence Says Trump Will End Decades Of Failed North Korea Policy

"We're going to abandon the failed policy of strategic patience. But we're going to redouble our efforts to bring diplomatic and economic pressure to bear on North Korea. Our hope is that we can resolve this issue peaceably," Pence said in an exclusive interview at the Korean DMZ.

Just How Dangerous Is North Korea?

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

The deeper question is this conundrum:  Is Mr. Kim simply acting out of fear (paranoid or otherwise) that we and/or others will attack him and dismantle his surreal police state or is he just crazy enough to attack us first, thinking he can win? Or both? Whatever the case, he definitely has our attention.  Or should.

The Iran, North Korea, Pakistan Nuclear Missile Axis

The Axis of nuclear weapons and missile technology proliferation between North Korea, Iran and Pakistan represents one of the great undiscussed strategic challenges facing the incoming Trump administration. We here at CHQ believe it has gone undiscussed long enough. It is time that Americans know the truth about the threat and that American policymakers deal with it.

Yes, Trump is Going to Dump the Iran Deal

Fortunately, for America and for those who voted for Trump because of his stated goal of undoing the Obama – Clinton foreign policy blunders, such as the disastrous Iran nuclear deal, we have assurance from our friend Fred Fleitz that Trump hasn’t abandoned his plans to dump the Iran deal.

No Government Foreign Aid for North Korea

Almost every “natural” crisis in North Korea is exacerbated by the ruling regime’s totalitarian economic and political policies. Equally harmful is the diversion of scarce resources into Pyongyang’s oversize military and active missile and nuclear programs.

Does The U.S. Really Need an Ally Like Saudi Arabia?

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia does not share values with America, democratic or other. Saudi Arabia is at best a slightly more civilized variant of the Islamic State.

Trump Is Right: U.S. Should Discuss Ending The Nuclear Umbrella Over Japan And South Korea

The way Washington won agreement from some nuclear-capable powers to abstain from going nuclear is to provide a “nuclear umbrella,” that is, promise to use nukes to defend them if necessary. As a result, the price of nonproliferation in East Asia is America’s willingness to risk Los Angeles to protect Seoul and Tokyo, and maybe Taipei and Canberra too. Trump was right, the U.S. ought to discuss whether those commitments are still in our interest.

U.S. Should Retire Outdated Alliance With South Korea

If there was no cost to strewing U.S. personnel around the world and threatening war against potentially hostile powers, there would be little complaint with Washington’s policy. Alas, military spending is the price of America’s foreign policy. Most of the Pentagon’s efforts are devoted to protecting other nations rather than the U.S.

GOP Sen. Corker’s Treason Gets Worse – Iran’s Nuclear Missile Program

Republican Senator Robert Corker of Tennessee has betrayed American interests and the interests of our allies in the greater Middle East. From Israel, to Saudi Arabia, to India no nation now within the range of Iran’s fast growing missile technology is secure from the threat of a nuclear armed Islamist Iran. And make no mistake – the combination of Iran’s expansionist Islamism and nuclear weapons technology is an existential threat to Western values and civilization.

U.S.-South Korea Alliance Treats Pentagon as Department of Foreign Welfare

The reason Washington accounts for more than 40 percent of the globe’s military spending is that Americans must pay an exorbitant price to project power far from the U.S. even when they have no vital interests at stake. But South Korea, like Japan and Europe, likes having American taxpayers pick up a big chunk of its defense tab.

Tea Party Patriots Back 'A Call to Action' to end the Iran Deal

Robert Wilde, Breitbart

Wednesday’s rally proved that the tea party movement is alive and well. Conservative radio show host Mark Levin, presidential candidates Donald Trump and Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Glen Beck, Sarah Palin and another 25 congressman joined the rally as inspirational speakers for the event. There is much more to do.

Is the Obama – Corker Iran Nuclear Weapons Deal Falling Apart?

If Speaker Boehner and the other “leaders” of the House Republican Conference do not support Rep. Peter Roskam’s resolution it will prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that they have been in on this scam from the beginning and they never had any intention of actually giving Obama’s nuclear weapons agreement with Iran the kind of careful review it merits.

Senator Bob Corker Insults the Memory of 9/11 Victims & Middle East Vets

No matter what he says this Friday, Bob Corker’s shameless surrender of the Senate’s power to consent to treaties and his present phony opposition to the nuclear weapons agreement with Iran dishonors the victims of 9/11 and the thousands of Americans who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan and lost their lives in the battle with Islamists.

Bandow: Pyongyang Remembers Libya

It never was likely that North Korea would yield up its nuclear weapons. But the Obama administration’s Libyan misadventure makes that prospect even less likely.

This is Big: Trump, Cruz to Hold Joint Event to Defeat Iran Deal

The great – and most important message of a Trump – Cruz media event on the Iran nuclear weapons deal isn’t that two Republican presidential candidates are against it; it is that the two populist conservative message carriers are going to get together to let the American people know that we have been betrayed by Obama and the Capitol Hill Republican leadership.

A Proposal for Tough U.S. - China Cooperation On North Korea

Official Beijing’s unhappiness with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is evident, though China continues to bankroll the Kim Jong-un regime. It’s a position some Chinese would like to change, including a scholar in Shenyang, just a couple hours away from the North Korea - China border.

U.S. Should Say No When North Korea Comes Begging

Pyongyang has tended to take the money and ignore its promises to behave better. In fact, in early 2012 the North almost immediately violated a new agreement negotiated by Obama trading aid for nuclear restraint with a new rocket launch. Today the Kim regime is unlikely to abandon its core interests—preserving domestic power and international security—for a little extra food.