Category: Nuclear War

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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

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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…

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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

Jonathan Marshall: Turkey’s Nukes: A Sum of All Fears

Although Turkey offers an egregious case of nuclear risks, questions about nuclear weapons deployment should go well beyond that country

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Conn Hallinan: The Big Boom: Nukes And NATO

“Today, the danger of some sort of a nuclear catastrophe is greater than it was during the Cold War and most people are blissfully unaware of this danger.” -William J. Perry U.S. Sec. Of Defense (1994-97) Perry has been an inside player in the business of nuclear weapons for over 60 years and his book, Read more…

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Richard Falk: Why Arms Control is the Enemy of Nuclear Disarmament

By encouraging a new norm against first-use of nuclear weapons, Obama could help ensure, for this generation and those to come, that nuclear weapons are never used again

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