Rebeccah Heinrichs

Rebeccah Heinrichs

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs, a contributing editor at Providence, is a fellow at Hudson Institute where she provides research and commentary on a variety of international security issues and specializes in deterrence and counter-proliferation. She is also the vice-chairman of the John Hay Initiative’s Counter-proliferation Working Group and the original manager of the House of Representatives Bi-partisan Missile Defense Caucus.
Trump’s Additional Low-Yield Missile Warheads Are a Force for Peace and Stability
Trump’s Additional Low-Yield Missile Warheads Are a Force for Peace and Stability

The US Navy has fielded a low-yield, submarine-launched ballistic missile warhead, which is a smart move that is an appropriate response to what adversaries are doing.

On Proportionality Trump’s Tweet is Wrong, but His Actions Are Right
On Proportionality Trump’s Tweet is Wrong, but His Actions Are Right

Is Donald Trump really supporting a disproportionate response against Iran? US military responses must be, and have been during the Trump administration, proportionate.

Pope Francis is Wrong about the Morality of Nuclear Weapons
Pope Francis is Wrong about the Morality of Nuclear Weapons

The pontiff is right to express concern about the risks of accidental detonation and the employment of nuclear weapons. He’s just wrong on how best to increase the chances of preventing their employment.

Trump and Baghdadi: Moral Rhetoric in an Immoral Age
Trump and Baghdadi: Moral Rhetoric in an Immoral Age

Why wasn’t the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi “happier,” even as many Americans are grateful his evil has been restrained?

US Sanctions, and Iran Sanctions in Particular, Are Just
US Sanctions, and Iran Sanctions in Particular, Are Just

The US is employing just war considerations of proportionality and discrimination in the course of its employment of sanctions. That doesn’t mean there won’t be disheartening impacts on innocents. But we should be clear about who should receive the blame and insist, vigorously, that point is not lost.

A More Logical Approach to Nuclear Weapons: Review of Kroenig’s The Logic of American Nuclear Strategy
A More Logical Approach to Nuclear Weapons: Review of Kroenig’s The Logic of American Nuclear Strategy

There is a wide gap between how most nuclear weapons scholars regard the weapons and their influence on deterrence and…

After Historic Walk into North Korea, Trump Must Continue Sanctions
After Historic Walk into North Korea, Trump Must Continue Sanctions

When we see those striking images of President Trump standing beside Kim Jong-un, we are not looking at a great American achievement. We are looking at a concession.

Caution Needed as Trump Ponders Pardons
Caution Needed as Trump Ponders Pardons

Even with a strong desire to grant mercy—truly undeserved mercy—Americans must energetically seek justice, even in warfare, lest we become like the enemies we seek to defeat: who are without America’s long tradition of rooting our laws in the laws of the God of the Bible.

President Trump Is Wrong on the Soviet Union’s War in Afghanistan
President Trump Is Wrong on the Soviet Union’s War in Afghanistan

President Trump misunderstands the Soviet-Afghan War’s cause, the nature of the Soviets, and the rebel forces they were fighting. The Soviets were not “right to be there.” They invaded Afghanistan not to fight terrorists but to expand the communist empire.

Decisive, Disruptive, and Overdue: The Trump Foreign Policy
Decisive, Disruptive, and Overdue: The Trump Foreign Policy

The Trump foreign policy is like the administration’s domestic policy: a little irreverent, ambitious, and completely impervious to experts’ warnings.