09 November 2021

Which President Was Best for Arms Control?

armscontrolwonk.com

Quote of the week:“Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.” — Bobby UnserWhen it comes to arms control, presidents are hamstrung or empowered by historical context. It also helps to be a Republican because Republican presidents have far more leeway than Democrats when it comes to the pursuit of arms control. The more a Democratic president comes into office with grand plans (think Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama), the more suspect he becomes as a defender of national security and the [...]