Deterrence

ProvCast Episode 3: Nuclear Deterrence Theory, Part 2

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.

A Defensive Shield President Trump Missile Defense
A Defensive Shield

One area, happily, where President-elect Donald Trump has left little room for concern, at least during the campaign, is missile defense.

Innovate Perish Challenges Third Offset Strategy
Innovate or Perish: Challenges to the Third Offset Strategy

Speaking last Friday CSIS, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter warned that military excellence is not America’s “birthright”. It must be earned again and again.

US Should Retain Right to Nuclear Testing
U.S. Should Retain Right to Nuclear Testing

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.

Third Offset
Losing Our Military Edge: The Need for the Third Offset Strategy

Technological advancements of American adversaries reveals an “eroding” U.S. military edge and highlights the need for the third offset strategy.

Robust Nuclear Deterrent Force Peace Justice
A Robust Nuclear Deterrent: A Force for Peace & Justice

Not only is the United States morally justified to possess nuclear weapons and to credibly threaten their employment, it would be immoral and inimical to the principles of Christian just war theory for the U.S. government to adopt the disarmament agenda.

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