nuclear weapons


Evaluating Obama’s Foreign Policy Record

MelGurtov2

“So you’re not excited by Donald Trump’s announcement of his first foreign-policy acts as president: building the Mexico Wall, the No-Muslims Wall, the End-of-NATO Wall, and the China Trade Wall. And that’s just for starters…”

Mel Gurtov
Published in: Counterpunch, Mel Gurtov Blog, Gilmer Free Press, Sierra County Prospect
Date: May 15,16,18,June 3,2016
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If Only the Nuclear Arsenal Were Fool Proof

JohnLaForge
“In his book Atomic Accidents (Pegasus, 2014), James Mahaffey reports that the US has lost, destroyed or damaged nuclear weapons 65 times between 1945 and 1989. Jan. 24 was the anniversary of a B-52 crash in N. Carolina where two 6,500-lb hydrogen bombs fell from the plane and nearly detonated when the bomber broke up in the air. Two recent accidents highlight the dangers today’s weapons still pose to the people who pay for them.”

Author: John LaForge
Published in: Counterpunch http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/01/29/if-only-the-nuclear-arsenal-were-fool-proof/
Shoah http://www.shoah.org.uk/2016/01/31/if-only-the-nuclear-arsenal-were-fool-proof/
La Progressive https://www.laprogressive.com/nuclear-arsenal/
The PeaceWorker http://peaceworker.org/2016/02/if-only-the-nuclear-arsenal-were-fool-proof/?utm_source=February+15%2C+PeaceWorker+Articles&utm_campaign=This+Week%27s+PeaceWorker+Articles&utm_medium=email
Date: January 29,February 11,2016

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“Modernizing” the Opportunities for Nuclear War

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LawrenceWittner
“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
Date: January 17,18,2016

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American Casualties of the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Program

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LawrenceWittner
“When Americans think about nuclear weapons, they comfort themselves with the thought that these weapons’ vast destruction of human life has not taken place since 1945—at least not yet. But, in reality, it has taken place, with shocking levels of U.S. casualties.”

Author: Lawrence S. Wittner
Published in: Counterpunch http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/01/04/american-casualties-of-the-u-s-nuclear-weapons-program/
Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lawrence-wittner/american-casualties-of-th_b_8908530.html
History News Network http://historynewsnetwork.org/article/161607
Z Net https://zcomm.org/zblogs/american-casualties-of-the-u-s-nuclear-weapons-program/
Pace e Bene http://www.paceebene.org/2016/01/08/american-casualties-of-the-u-s-nuclear-weapons-program/
International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War http://peaceandhealthblog.com/2016/01/07/american-casualties-of-the-us-nuclear-weapons-program/
Gilmer Free Press http://www.gilmerfreepress.net/index.php/fpopin/american_casualties_of_the_u.s._nuclear_weapons_program/
La Progressive https://www.laprogressive.com/nuclear-weapons-program/
Huntington News http://www.huntingtonnews.net/126935
Times of Earth http://www.timesofearth.com/features-views-analysis/american-casualties-of-the-us-nuclear-weapons-program.html
Truthout http://www.truth-out.org/speakout/item/34330-casualties-of-the-us-nuclear-weapons-program
Date: January 1,3,4,5,7,8,2015

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A Wedge for Nuclear Disarmament

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Robert Koehler
““Each of the Parties to the Treaty undertakes to pursue negotiations in good faith …”
What if words like this actually meant something?

This is Article VI of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, which the United States signed in 1970. It continues: “… on effective measures relating to cessation of the nuclear arms race at an early date and to nuclear disarmament, and on a treaty on general and complete disarmament under strict and effective international control.””

Author: Robert C. Koehler
Published in: Common Wonders Blog http://commonwonders.com/world/a-wedge-for-nuclear-disarmament/
Common Dreams http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/08/13/wedge-nuclear-disarmament
Counter Punch http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/08/14/a-wedge-for-nuclear-disarmament/
The Raven Foundation https://www.ravenfoundation.org/a-wedge-for-nuclear-disarmament/
Tribune Content Agency http://www.tmsfeatures.com/columns/political/liberal/robert-koehler/25589164.html?articleURL=http://rss.tribunecontentagency.com/websvc-bin/rss_story_read.cgi?resid=201508121730TMS_____RKOEHLER_ctnbk-a_20150813
Antiwar http://original.antiwar.com/robert-koehler/2015/08/14/a-wedge-for-nuclear-disarmament/
Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-koehler/a-wedge-for-nuclear-disar_b_7985018.html?utm_hp_ref=politics&ir=Politics
Sierra County Prospect http://www.sierracountyprospect.org/2015/08/26/nuclear-nations-sued-82615/
The Raven Foundation https://www.ravenfoundation.org/a-wedge-for-nuclear-disarmament/
Gilmer Free Press http://www.gilmerfreepress.net/index.php/fpopin/a_wedge_for_nuclear_disarmament/
Date: August 12,13,14,15,23,26,2015

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