A Misleading Metaphor: The Nuclear “Arms Race”

Trident D5 There is an emerging threat to the United States that will “ endanger everyone ,” one that can cause “ escalation and misunderstandings ” and even increase “ the risk of a crisis or conflict that might turn nuclear .” No, these descriptors are not about Russia’s latest doomsday nuclear weapon or China’s provocative military behavior toward its neighbors. Instead, these are the purported consequences of a three-way nuclear “arms race” that some analysts believe the United States is about to ignite.

The Joseph R. Biden administration is currently considering whether and how to adapt the U.S. nuclear […]

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