We use cookies to track usage and preferences. See Cookie Policy
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
AU
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
Christmas Presents
   You are currently viewing the Australia version of the site.
Would you like to switch to your local site?
Digital Subscriptions > Newsweek International > 7th October 2016 > THE GENERAL AND HIS NUCLEAR LABYRINTH

THE GENERAL AND HIS NUCLEAR LABYRINTH

Trump’s casual nuclear brinksmanship is a spooky echo from the 1950s

@SpyTalker

MUSHROOM WITH A VIEW: MacArthur’s desire to resolve the Korean War by nuking China shows how dangerous brinksmanship can be in a nuclear world.
UNIVERSAL HISTORY ARCHIVE/GETTY

SPY TALK

AUTUMN ARRIVED late in Washington this year, along with a morbid acceptance that Donald Trump may well get his hands on the nuclear football. Nothing else Trump has said—about Muslims, women, protesters, immigrants and so on—has chilled the political, military and media establishment more than his glib pronouncements on nuclear weapons. If we’re not going to use them, Trump told MSNBC’s Chris Matthews in a typical remark last March, “then why are we making them?” He said he might drop one on the Islamic State group, known as ISIS, or Europe. “You want to be unpredictable,” he said.

READ MORE
Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of Newsweek International - 7th October 2016
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Issue - 7th October 2016
$7.99
Or 799 points
Annual Digital Subscription
Only $ 1.04 per issue
SAVE
87%
$52.99
Or 5299 points
Monthly Digital Subscription
Only $ 1.41 per issue
SAVE
81%
$5.99
Or 599 points

View Issues

About Newsweek International

The race to the White House is nearing the end. Is this Hilary's race to lose; Newsweek looks at why she should win, but may lose out!
Ways to Pay Pocketmags Payment Types
At Pocketmags you get Secure Billing Great Offers HTML Reader Gifting options Loyalty Points