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US Talking About "Winnable" Nuclear War Again, wasting billions on nuclear bombs

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  • Part 1: US wasting billions on nuclear bombs that serve no purpose and are security liability – experts
    • NTI report says weapons are potentially catastrophic liability
    • US's new nuclear policy 'a blueprint for war', Nobel peace laureate says.
  • Part 2: They're Talking About "Winnable" Nuclear War Again
    • Donald Trump makes Richard Nixon look like Marcus Aurelius. We are all in a great deal of trouble, and no one seems to care.

Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest 

 

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Part 1: US wasting billions on nuclear bombs that serve no purpose and are security liability – experts

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/A%20B61-12%20Model.Nuclear%20Weapon.jpgA B61-12 model at the Arnold Engineering Development Center in Tennessee. Photograph: National Nuclear Security Administration/Nevada Site Office

  • Washington to spend billions upgrading cold-war-era B61 bombs.
  • NTI report says weapons are potentially catastrophic liability.
  • US's new nuclear policy 'a blueprint for war', Nobel peace laureate says.

Julian Borger, the Guardian

Thu 15 Feb 2018 | The US is to spend billions of dollars upgrading 150 nuclear bombs positioned in Europe, although the weapons may be useless as a deterrent and a potentially catastrophic security liability, according to a new report by arms experts.

A third of the B61 bombs in Europe under joint US and Nato control are thought to be kept at Incirlik base in Turkey, 70 miles from the Syrian border, which has been the subject of serious concerns.

https://i.guim.co.uk/img/static/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/contributor/2016/1/8/1452247825373/Julian-Borger.jpg?w=140&h=140&q=55&auto=format&usm=12&fit=max&s=8c706f6dd40a5384071575a434ba6a38Julian Borger is the Guardian's world affairs editor. He was previously a correspondent in the US, the Middle East, eastern Europe and the Balkans. His book on the pursuit and capture of the Balkan war criminals, The Butcher's Trail, is published by Other Press.

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Part 2: William Rivers Pitt | They're Talking About "Winnable" Nuclear War Again

http://www.truth-out.org/images/Images_2018_02/2018_0202_Nuclear_weapons.jpg An activist with a mask of Kim Jong-un, and another with a mask of President Donald Trump, march with a model of a nuclear rocket during a demonstration against nuclear weapons on November 18, 2017 in Berlin, Germany.  (Photo: Adam Berry / Getty Images)

Donald Trump makes Richard Nixon look like Marcus Aurelius. We are all in a great deal of trouble, and no one seems to care.

William Rivers Pitt, Truthout

Saturday, February 03, 2018 | The night before my 18th birthday, I sternly reminded myself to get down to the post office in the morning and sign up for the Selective Service. I wasn't in a hurry to get drafted or anything like that; it was a chore and I wanted it off my desk … and yes, there was an element of ritual to it, a martial rite of passage into manhood that was mandated by law.  Volunteering to be involuntarily dragooned into fighting a war far away is what American men do on their 18th birthday, and I was a man. It said so right there on my driver's license.

I woke up the next day with Alice Cooper ringing in my head, cracked open the newspaper, and realized I was suddenly on a different planet: The Berlin Wall had fallen. People were dancing on the rubble and sledgehammering the rest. Checkpoint Charlie was a disco. It was the party of the century. My very first birthday present that day was history, living history -- brilliant, jubilant, rowdy, oh-shit-what-now history.

http://www.truth-out.org/media/k2/users/44620.jpg William Rivers Pitt is a Truthout  editor and columnist.  He is also a New York Times and internationally bestselling author of three books: "War on Iraq: What Team Bush Doesn't Want You to Know," "The Greatest Sedition Is Silence" and "House of Ill Repute: Reflections on War, Lies, and America's Ravaged Reputation."

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