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talk about ‘little nukes’ is cover for lacking a foreign policy strategy

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talk about ‘little nukes’ is cover for lacking a foreign policy strategy

every american president since ronald reagan has left office with fewer nuclear weapons in the u.s. arsenal and reduced the centrality of nuclear arms in american defense planning. but advocates of nuclear warfighting might have new reason to be optimistic that policy will swing back their way under president trump.according to a report in politico, the trump administration is considering returning to an idea defeated years ago in congress, the construction of “mini-nukes” that could take out buried or heavily shielded facilities without doing a lot of damage to surrounding areas or populations.here we go again. this is a bad idea whose time has already come and gone, but with trump in office, some of the nuclear warriors who have been waiting to put a stamp on u.s. strategy have quietly returned to the bureaucracy, and their ideas are just as bad now as they were 15 or 20 years ago.the pointless nuclear posture reviewthe nuclear door is opening in the coming year because it’s time for another round of the pointless exercise known as the “nuclear posture review” (or npr), a full examination of the role of nuclear weapons in u.s. national security. it’s not that doing such reviews is inherently a bad idea, but if the last three—done in 1994, 2002, and 2010—are any indication, the result will be affirming the nuclear conventional wisdom along with whatever bumper sticker is important to the administration at the time.in 1994, it was “hedging.” that is, the n...