John Mueller

Professor of Political Science, Ohio State University

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Professor of Political Science at Ohio State University; author of Overblown: How Politicians and the Terrorism Industry Inflate National Security Threats, and Why We Believe Them and of the forthcoming Atomic Obsession: Nuclear Alarmism from Hiroshima to Al Qaeda

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Nobody knows how likely it is that some terrorist group could set off a nuclear weapon, but the consequences are so catastrophic that even a small chance justifies urgent action to…

Will the Nuclear Summit Make Us Safer?

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Nobody knows how likely it is that some terrorist group could set off a nuclear weapon.  But the consequences are so catastrophic that even a small chance justifies urgent action to…

After the Nuclear Summit, What Happens Now?

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President Obama is putting  his stamp  on the war in
Afghanistan.    General David McKiernan has
now  been replaced  by Lt. General Stanley McChrystal, "a rising superstar"
who'll…

Will Afghanistan Be President Obama's Vietnam?

President Obama is putting his stamp on the war in Afghanistan.   General David McKiernan has now been replaced by Lt. General Stanley McChrystal, "a rising superstar" who'll…

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