How leaders in Riga and other front line NATO capitals conduct the delicate dance between asserting their national identities and managing relations with their Russian minorities could mean the difference between war and peace.
In his recent trip to Europe for the NATO summit, President Trump was supposed to reassure the NATO allies but then deleted reference to Article V from his remarks. Obama also sent troubling messages to our allies.
Gen. Michael Flynn has been under scrutiny for privately discussing U.S. sanctions against Russia with that country’s ambassador to the United States before President Trump took office, which would be a violation of federal law (the Logan Act). But what are sanctions, and why do we have sanctions against Russia?
In the second part of our conversation with Rebeccah Heinrichs, we cover why the United States should have nuclear weapons, the need for missile defense, how just war theory would critique the mutual assured destruction (MAD) strategy, and more.
The United States must pursue policies that ensure the U.S. nuclear deterrent is safe, reliable, and credible. Reserving the right to resume nuclear testing is one such means to maintain such a credible deterrent.