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“Modernizing” the Opportunities for Nuclear War

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“A fight now underway over newly-designed U.S. nuclear weapons highlights how far the Obama administration has strayed from its commitment to build a nuclear-free world.

The fight, as a recent New York Times article indicates, concerns a variety of nuclear weapons that the U.S. military is currently in the process of developing or, as the administration likes to say, “modernizing.” Last year, the Pentagon flight-tested a mock version of the most advanced among them, the B61 Model 12. This redesigned nuclear weapon is the country’s first precision-guided atomic bomb, with a computer brain and maneuverable fins that enable it to more accurately target sites for destruction. It also has a “dial-a-yield” feature that allows its handlers to adjust the level of its explosive power.”

Author: Lawrence S. Wittner
Published in: Counterpunch http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/01/18/modernizing-the-opportunities-for-nuclear-war/
Huntington News http://www.huntingtonnews.net/127450
TheRussophile.org http://www.therussophile.org/modernizing-the-opportunities-for-nuclear-war.html/
War is a Crime http://warisacrime.org/content/modernizing-opportunities-nuclear-war
History News Network http://historynewsnetwork.org/article/161737, Gilmer Free Press
Date: January 17,18,27,2016

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