[Point]Counterpoint: The INF Treaty

President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty is not a disaster but is a mistake. Having a place for [the Russians and Chinese] to come [to discuss nuclear weapons], like the INF treaty, would not be a bad idea.

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Point[Counterpoint]: The INF Treaty

Treaties are tricky documents. They rely on three factors to be of value: trust among the participants, clearly verifiable terms, and verifiability that participants are holding to those terms...

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[Point]Counterpoint: U.S. Space Force

A dedicated, truly joint space command makes eminent sense. But it would be wise not to expect too much too soon. The 2019 NDAA calls for a combatant command, not a new military department.

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Point[CounterPoint]: U.S. Space Force

What makes the establishment of the U.S. Space Force a near term priority is not organizational necessity, but a logical organizational response to a threat that is acknowledged, even by detractors.

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Point[CounterPoint]: Trump’s Global Strategy

There is a certain logic to Trump’s strategy: major global institutions, like the EU & NATO, were created in a very different time, and the war on terrorism distracted from the return of geopolitics among major nations, so it is appropriate to ask of any action whether it is good for America.

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SMA Launches New Point[Counterpoint] Blog

SMA's Point[Counterpoint] will feature two distinguished authors, Greg Treverton and Dave Patterson, who have previously written controversial SMA opinion papers. Together, they will help readers explore opposing viewpoints on a wide range of topics. Readers are invited to contribute their point of

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