Deterrencelessness: Nuclear Threats Neither Credible Nor Viable

by John LaForge

“Threatening to make attacks with nuclear weapons is known as ‘deterrence’ when the United States does it, but it’s called madness, blackmail, or ‘terrorism’ if Russia, China, or North Korea does. … Of course, Russian aggression in Ukraine has shown nuclear ‘deterrence’ to be an expensive, destabilizing, terroristic fraud. That our high, holy, sacrosanct, and unquestionable arsenal of ‘deterrence’ did not deter Russia on February 24, 2022 is dreadfully, painfully, catastrophically obvious. Yet the nakedness of the deterrent-less Emperor has hardly been acknowledged.” (07/25/22)