David Swanson: How Will Trump Wield Obama’s Modernized Nukes?

US nuclear weapons test in Nevada in 1953

Image by International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons via Flickr

with David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
December 23, 2016

TheRealNews on Dec 23, 2016

The President-elect’s off-the-cuff, ignorant and inconsistent remarks suggests he’s either a cynical war profiteer or a true believer in the American myth that more militarism leads to fewer wars, says Noble Prize nominee David Swanson.


David Swanson is an author, activist, journalist, and radio host. He is director of WorldBeyondWar.org and campaign coordinator for RootsAction.org. Swanson’s books include War Is A Lie. He blogs at DavidSwanson.org and WarIsACrime.org. He hosts Talk Nation Radio. He is a 2015 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee. War Is A Lie: Second Edition, published by Just World Books on April 5, 2016. I’ll come anywhere in the world to speak about it. Invite me!


“Absolutely Frightening”: Greenpeace on Trump’s Call for a New Nuclear Arms Race

Democracy Now! on Dec 23, 2016

http://democracynow.org – President-elect Donald Trump raised the prospect of a new global arms race on Thursday, after he suggested on Twitter he would increase the size of the U.S. nuclear arsenal. Trump’s tweet read, “The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes.” Trump’s tweet came on the same day Russian President Vladimir Putin said his country needed to “strengthen the military potential of strategic nuclear forces.” This morning, MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski said Trump told her today, “Let it be an arms race. We will outmatch them at every pass and outlast them all.” We speak to Annie Leonard, executive director of Greenpeace.

from the archives:

John Pilger: The Empire Feels Shocked and Threatened with Trump’s Victory, Parts 1 & 2

Trump Trumpets His Real Plans by Ralph Nader

John Pilger: The Coming War On China (must-see)

John Pilger: The Media Blackout on the Blockade of China and Threat of Nuclear War

Abby Martin: The Unpredictability of Donald Trump

Sibel Edmonds: Turkey’s Never-Admitted-to Nuclear Capabilities (Updated)

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  4. There are actually not that many projects in the works that can be deployed within the next four years. The only completed part of the Obama era Stockpile Stewardship program is the highly specialized B61 Mod-12 ground penetrating tactical delivery bomb. Inactive stockpile W80 warheads have been refurbished too, but the LRSO, often called the “stealth standoff” missile, to carry them is a few years away.

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