Browsing All posts tagged under »FSM (Peter Huessy)«

Nuclear Fairy Tales

August 3, 2017 by


By Peter Huessy ~ The complex subject of nuclear deterrence is the subject of a new essay by a young, non-nuclear expert, a Terrell Jermaine Starr, writing for Foxtrot Alpha. The work is unfortunately such an extraordinary mash of errors, distortions, and incomprehensible assertions that it needs a strong rebuttal. The author starts with a […]

Two Armies In America

September 6, 2016 by


By Peter Huessy ~ $24 billion is sent back to Mexico every year by Mexicans living and working illegally in America. That is the new estimate of immigration experts illustrating how important the flow of cash from America to Mexico is to Mexico’s economy. What are the implications if it is true for America? Well, […]

Folding Up Our Nuclear Umbrella

April 28, 2016 by


By Peter Huessy ~ There is a growing fear that North Korea’s development and testing of nuclear weapons could trigger the use of nuclear weapons for the first time in seventy years. But the catalyst to such a catastrophe may be not actions by North Korea but an ill-considered decision by the United States. In […]

The “Too Hard To Do” Syndrome

March 16, 2016 by


By Peter Huessy ~ On May 25, 1961 President John F. Kennedy stood before Congress and said that before the decade was finished the United States should land a man on the moon and return him to earth. A year and a half later, in an address at Rice University, known as the “We choose […]

America’s Deadly Embrace

February 27, 2016 by


By Peter Huessy ~ Stephen Kinzer’s 2008 book All the Shah’s Men traces the roots of today’s Middle East terror to when the United States and Great Britain engineered the return of the Shah of Iran to power in Iran in a 1953 “coup.” The Iranian mullah leadership have embraced Kinzer’s view and repeatedly describe […]

They Always Blame America First

December 22, 2015 by


By Peter Huessy ~ On December 17, John Stossel writing in Human Events, (“Pretend Answers on Terror) trots out what I call  the “grievance theory of terrorism” to explain the attacks on Americans on September 11, 2001. For support, he sites Ted Galen Carpenter of the CATO Institute who claims that most terrorism directed against […]

Preserving America’s Nuclear Deterrent: The Ohio Replacement Program

October 9, 2015 by


By Peter Huessy ~ On September 17, 2015 the Minot Task-Force 21 sponsored a fourth annual Strategic Nuclear Triad symposium in Washington, D.C. in association with the Air Force Association, National Industrial Association, and Reserve Officers Association. When we protect our nation’s security we are not just Navy or Air Force, we are a nation, […]

Why The U.S. Still Needs Its Nuclear Weapons

August 13, 2015 by


By Peter Huessy ~ When Churchill warned in 1936 that Germany was planning war against all of Europe the popular response at the time was largely to dismiss such fears as warmongering. From his backbench he warned “Germany is arming, she is rapidly arming.” He further explained the “Peril is not a peril from which […]

What, Me Worry?

December 2, 2014 by


By Peter Huessy ~ The newest from the Washington Post’s Walter Pincus (“Old Nukes and Old Thinking”, The Washington Post, November 17, 2014), on why nuclear deterrent modernization is not needed is that the nukes we have are old and so is our nuclear strategy. He claims both modernization and our strategy can as a […]

The Senate Becomes A Politburo

September 28, 2013 by


By Peter Huessy ~ The US Senate was long considered the world’s greatest deliberative body. As a 20 year old legislative assistant I worked with Senator Nelson in 1970 and Senator Proxmire in 1971 to eliminate funding for the Supersonic Transport, (SST), a boon-doggle of an airplane which the Nixon administration along with Senator “Scoop” […]

Drastic Defense Cuts Will Undermine Diplomacy

April 15, 2013 by


By Peter Huessy ~ The United States is engaging in a major debate over the appropriate size of the Defense Department. At its heart are two issues. First, should we continue to reduce our military spending by roughly $947 billion over the next decade, as was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011? […]

Arizona Leading The March Back To Sovereignty

May 28, 2010 by


By Peter Huessy Arizona’s new immigration law is a copy of a 1940 Federal statute requiring non-citizens to show their papers. It allows local and state law enforcement to join in the fight to stop illegal immigration. Open border advocates are opposed. So-called civil libertarians are aghast. Why? It is simple. If local and state […]

Pickens Plan: Use American-Produced Energy For America

May 22, 2010 by


By Peter Huessy On May 19th, T. Boone Pickens (pictured at right) spoke at the National Defense University in the nation’s Capitol about the “Pickens plan.” It’s simple. Use American-produced energy for America. Now we use 20 million barrels of oil a day – 13 million of this we import; 5 million from OPEC. “There […]