The key question – besides the outcome of the 2021 Duma elections, now becomes what role Putin will have after 2024, assuming he does not leave the presidency before his term expires
Media dismissal and outright slander has knee-capped Gabbard’s campaign to be president. Her fellow millennial veteran provided a small assist. Interviewed a week ago by Bill Maher, the late night host told Buttigieg, “You are the only military veteran in this.” “Yeah,” replied the mayor, his sister-in-arms erased.
The U.S. has begun deploying a new type of low-yield nuclear warhead aboard some ballistic missile submarines, according to a report by an independent monitor.
One of the most critical arms control agreements, the New Strategic Reduction Arms Treaty (New START), will disappear soon if leaders do not step up to save it.
During the height of tensions with Iran last year, the United States conducted an unprecedented series of war games. Over five months, from May until the end of September, 93 separate military exercises were held, with forces operating continuously in, above and around 29 countries.
Trump’s recent reversal of Obama’s landmine ban was not only a petty political move but just another boondoggle for the Pentagon.
Lind, author of the new book The New Class War says “there’s agreement among people with very different views of history that what we call “liberalism”…has moved toward hyper-individualism in the culture and deregulation of the economy, and that this is a bad thing. It’s bad for community. It’s bad for the nation-state.”
Trump seems to think it’s okay to choose who controls resources and who doesn’t in other people’s countries.
Little suggests grounds for optimism about nuclear arms control as long as Mr. Trump remains president. Change will require that the Democratic candidate win in November. His or her administration would then have to move immediately to extend New START before exploring additional measures that could usefully regulate an ever more complex arms competition with Russia and others.
Trump will not be removed. But bipartisan Russophobia will be further deepened, NATO further lionized and immunized from criticism.