Category: Nuclear War

Paul Atwood: Veterans Against Apocalypse

Trump has said he would tamp down hostile relations with Russia yet at the same time he has also amped up inimical rhetoric toward China. He says he will scrap NATO. At present the U.S. has at least 5,000 troops in Iraq but we all know what Trump has said he plans to do about Read more…

Michael T. Klare: Election 2016 and the Growing Global Nuclear Threat

Playing a Game of Chicken with Nuclear Strategy

Andrew J. Bacevich: What We Talk About When We Don’t Want to Talk About Nuclear War

Donald and Hillary Take a No-First-Use Pledge on Relevant Information

Tom Engelhardt: You Must Be Kidding!

Adventures in an American World of Frustration

Taryn Fivek: The Toxic Legacy of Racism and Nuclear Waste Is Very Much Still With Us in Los Alamos

The lasting effects Los Alamos has had on the planet will be felt for millennia to come, if humanity outlasts the product of its labor for at least 24,100 years—the half-life of plutonium-239

Mikhail Gorbachev: US Military an ‘Insurmountable Obstacle to a Nuclear-Free World’

Interview on morals and politics in the nuclear age, the crisis in Russian-American relations and his fear that an atomic weapon will some day be used

Martha Baskin: Massive Deployment of U.S. WMDs

“20 miles west of Seattle is the largest concentration of deployed nuclear weapons in the U.S.”

Jonathan Marshall: Failed Coup

The Incirlik air base in southeast Turkey—from which U.S. pilots launch bombing raids on ISIS forces in Syria—is home to about 50 B-61 hydrogen bombs. That makes it NATO’s largest nuclear storage facility, with about a quarter of all theater nuclear weapons in the alliance’s stockpiles

David Swanson: The Pro-Nuclear War Party

According to a Wall Street Journal report, the following people and entities would like the United States to begin a nuclear war: Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, the U.K., France, Japan, South Korea, and Germany. If any of those people or entities believe they can Read more…

Juan Cole: Some of the Times We almost had a Nuclear War

There is always a danger that if a weapon is in the arsenal, it will be deployed

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