POLITICAL SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM
THIS IS NOT A DRILL!
The Return to Nuclear War Fighting, Terror, and the New Normal
Jairus Victor Grove
UHManoa Department of Political Science
WHAT : Our fear is acute but the crisis is systemic and a long time in the making. I will do my best to sketch out the emerging Trump Doctrine of nuclear war fighting and how the expansion of executive war powers since World War II enabled it. Furthermore, there is a growing vanguard of strategic thinkers arguing in favor of a new generation of nuclear weapons that would be more useable against competitors like Russia and China but also useable against states like North Korea. I will lay out why the state of concern is based on real changes to nuclear posture and how the instability of this president has drawn attention to a slow brewing constitutional crisis over nuclear command. We live in a country with a nuclear sovereign with no institutional limits. Recent events demand a renewed effort for disarmament and the necessity to demand democratic control of nuclear weapons until they can all be destroyed. I am also happy to answer any question about specific nuclear threats or the recent error in the ballistic missile warning system.
WHEN : Friday, January 19, 2018 / 2:30 – 4:00 pm
WHERE : UH MANOA, SAUNDERS HALL room 624, Harry Friedman Room
Partially sponsored by the Student Activity and Program Fee Board (SAPFB)
NOTE: Colloquium is open to members and guests of the Department of Political Science. No recordings or videotaping permitted