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Avoiding Needless Wars, Part 8: Syria

There are strong indications that President Obama will take military action against Syria, even though several key questions have not been answered: What good will an American attack do? What harm will an American attack do? How certain are we about who is responsible for the recent chemical weapons attacks? And, do we have any options other than doing nothing or attacking Assad? Continue reading

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Risky Business, Part II

My last post highlighted a little-known nuclear risk during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, involving the mistaken belief of an American F-16 pilot that the Pentagon had been attacked by the Russians instead of terrorists. Nuclear risk also was enhanced on … Continue reading

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Why Do the Terrorists Hate Us?

Speaking before a Joint Session of Congress nine days the 9/11 attacks, President Bush asked, “Why do they hate us?” and answered that “They hate our freedoms – our freedom of religion, our freedom of speech, our freedom to vote … Continue reading

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What to do when DC is nuked

When terrorists detonate a nuclear weapon in DC — and, unless we start to take this issue more seriously, it is probably “when,” not “if” — a study at Stanford’s Biz School has concluded that you’re better off hiding in your basement than trying to evacuate. Hopefully, more people will start to take action to prevent that disaster in the first place. Continue reading

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