Tag: International Security
I was visiting the International Security website and I was surprised and pleased to see that my article “The Winning Weapon? Rethinking Nuclear Weapons in Light of Hiroshima” was listed as one of the top five most viewed articles on their website. More than a full year later. If you haven’t read the article, I urge you to take a look. I intend, in the next few months, to make it the basis for a more important article that I’m at work on called “The Myth of Nuclear Deterrence.” I will argue that we have fundamentally misunderstood deterrence and that much of what we think we know about nuclear weapons is wrong. Have a look.
Recently I published an article in International Security called “The Winning Weapon? Rethinking Nuclear Weapons in Light of Hiroshima.” It argues that the Japanese surrendered at the end of World War II not because of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki but because the Soviets entered the war on August 8–the same day we bombed Nagasaki.