TruthOut OpEd on the Four Paradoxes of the Nuclear Age by John Isaacs
"In the on-going debate on nuclear weapons, observers looking at the status of nuclear arms give similarly conflicting opinions of what the facts mean, resulting in four paradoxes of the nuclear age," writes John Isaacs for TruthOut.
For more than six decades, Presidents of both Parties have speaking out for the abolition of nuclear weapons
In 2011, Congress passed legislation known as the Budget Control Act that would trigger steep, automatic cuts to the budget if a special "supercommittee" could not reach a budget deal.
Surprise, that committee flopped.
"It is time to truly end the US war in Afghanistan. It is pure folly and wholly counterproductive for the US to keep fighting in Afghanistan, paying the highest price in life and treasure, for one more day, let alone until a specific calendar date is reached. The current US strategy, which lacks critical political and economic transition elements, will neither accomplish US political objectives, nor provide security for the people of Afghanistan. As violence is currently on the rise, one can reasonably wonder what has been gained from years of remarkable expense and sacrifice."