“Making America Great Again” by Reducing the World to Ashes? by Felicity Arbuthnot + Larry Wilkerson: U.S. Should Stop the Threats

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by Felicity Arbuthnot
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London, England
April 19, 2017

In the event of a nuclear war, there will be no chances, there will be no survivors – all will be obliterated… nuclear devastation is not science fiction – it is a matter of fact. The world now stands on the brink of the final abyss. Let us all resolve to take all possible practical steps to ensure that we do not, through our own folly, go over the edge.

— Former First Sea Lord, Louis Mountbatten (1900-1979) Strasbourg, 11 May 1979

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U.S. Reserves Use Of Nuclear Arms, Missile Shield To Defend Global Empire by Rick Rozoff

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by Rick Rozoff
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April 13, 2010

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This month has seen the signing of an agreement on the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty II by U.S. and Russian heads of state Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev in Prague on the 8th and the release of the new U.S. Nuclear Posture Review, both of which are being widely interpreted as heralding the downgrading of the role of nuclear weapons in American foreign policy.

In fact the new treaty on the reduction of the nuclear arsenals of the two nations that account for 90-95 percent of the world’s supply of such weapons, with a commensurate cutback in the delivery systems for them, is a quantitative advance in the direction of eliminating the deadliest and most destructive weapons ever devised by man, but still leaves 3,100 deployed nuclear weapons in both nations’ quivers and thousands more in storage.

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Prompt Global Strike: World Military Superiority Without Nuclear Weapons by Rick Rozoff

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by Rick Rozoff
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April 11, 2010

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A war can be won without being waged. Victory can be attained when an adversary knows it is vulnerable to an instantaneous and undetectable, overwhelming and devastating attack without the ability to defend itself or retaliate.

What applies to an individual country does also to all potential adversaries and indeed to every other nation in the world.

There is only one country that has the military and scientific capacity and has openly proclaimed its intention to achieve that ability. That nation is what its current head of state defined last December as the world’s sole military superpower. [1] One which aspires to remain the only state in history to wield full spectrum military dominance on land, in the air, on the seas and in space.

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Medvedev, Obama signing START treaty + Obama and Medvedev speak on arms cuts deal after signing in Prague

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April 08, 2010 — Russia and the U.S. have signed a much-heralded new nuclear arms treaty, agreeing to slash the world’s strategic stockpiles by about a third. Presidents Dmitry Medvedev and Barack Obama inked the deal in the Czech capital.

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Kucinich, Seven Members of Congress Applaud Nuclear Disarmament Deal

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by Congressman Dennis Kucinich
Washington, Apr 7, 2010

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Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) and seven other Members of Congress today sent a letter to President Obama expressing support for the Administration’s efforts to negotiate a new treaty for nuclear arms reduction with Russia. President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev are expected to sign a treaty to replace the expired Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) in Prague tomorrow.

“The successful negotiation of an arms reduction treaty with Russia lays the groundwork for future cooperation between our nations. Furthermore, successful negotiation of such a treaty is vital in advancing support for a broader international nuclear nonproliferation initiative. …

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New nuke policy + Obama excludes Iran in ban on US nuke strikes + Statement by Obama

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April 06, 2010 — President Barack Obama’s administration announces changes in its nuclear weapons policy today. This moves non-proliferation in as a major goal; this is a big shift from the Bush administration which was very focused on the military aspect. It also decides on many nuclear issues including modernizing US nuclear military weapons.

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As Obama Talks Of Arms Control, Russians View U.S. As Global Aggressor by Rick Rozoff

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by Rick Rozoff
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March 28, 2010

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U.S. and NATO military expansion along Russia’s western and southern flanks diminishes the need for Cold War era nuclear arsenals and long-range delivery systems appreciably. Washington can well afford to reduce the number of its nuclear weapons and still maintain decisive worldwide strategic superiority, especially with the deployment of an international interceptor missile system, unilateral militarization of space, and super stealth strategic bombers and the Pentagon’s Prompt Global Strike plans for conventional warheads with the velocity and range of intercontinental ballistic missiles to destroy other nations’ nuclear forces with non-nuclear attacks.
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On March 26th U.S. President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev reached an agreement on a successor to the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START 1) of 1991.

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Kucinich sends Origami cranes to Obama + A new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty

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by Congressman Dennis Kucinich
Washington, Mar 26, 2010

Kucinich Sends Message of Peace and Nuclear Disarmament to President Obama on Behalf of Japanese Students

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Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today sent 1000 paper cranes to President Obama, which he received from students visiting his office from Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, to highlight the importance of nuclear disarmament. The students told the Congressman that they folded 23,000 cranes to represent the number of nuclear weapons estimated to exist in the world today.

“(The students’) visit was of particular significance as your Administration negotiates a new nuclear arms reduction treaty with Russia. The successful ratification of such a treaty is vital in advancing support for a broader international nuclear nonproliferation initiative,” wrote Kucinich in a note to President Obama.

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U.S. Black Sea Military Buildup Could Trigger Missile War by Rick Rozoff

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by Rick Rozoff
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March 2, 2010

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Last month news reports confirmed that the United States is to station interceptor missiles in Bulgaria and Romania as an extension of the Pentagon’s European (and international) missile shield project. Details are still forthcoming, but what is all but certain is that the missiles are to be land-based versions of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System with Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) medium-range anti-ballistic missiles, though there is already speculation that even more advanced deployments are planned.

Until last month discussions of U.S. missile shield plans to replace the earlier one of basing ground-based midcourse missiles in Poland and an accompanying X-band missile radar facility in the Czech Republic centered on the Baltic and Eastern Mediterranean Seas and on Israel and the Persian Gulf, with Turkey and the South Caucasus expected to be the next links.

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