Activists Confront 2020 Candidates in Iowa About Drones and War

by Nick Mottern, published on Truthout, July 26, 2019 In late July, the MQ-9 Reaper drone, the U.S.’s foremost killer drone, will enter the Iowa presidential primary contest in a cable TV ad that challenges 2020 Democratic presidential candidates to pledge to end all U.S. drone attacks, close U.S. drone bases and work for a global ban on weaponized drones.[…]

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Survey: Americans are Clueless Regarding Nukes & North Korea

by Caitlin Johnstone, published on Consortium News, June 27, 2019 Half of the responders to an innovative new survey of 3,000 Americans conducted by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and the British research firm YouGov reported that they would support a nuclear strike against North Korea if it tested a long-range missile capable of reaching the continental United States. A third[…]

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Giving the Bomb to Saudi Arabia’s Dr. Strangelove

by Chris Hedges, 1st published on TruthDig, March 3, 2019 The most dangerous foreign policy decision of the Trump administration—and I know this is saying a lot—is its decision to share sensitive nuclear technology with Saudi Arabia and authorize U.S. companies to build nuclear reactors in that country. I spent seven years in the Middle East. I covered the despotic,[…]

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Unwrapping Armageddon: The Erosion of Nuclear Arms Control

A view of the some of ground launched cruise missiles (GLCM) that will be destroyed in accordance with the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. Forty-one GLCMs and their launch canisters and seven transporter-erector-launchers will be disposed of at the base in the first round of reductions mandated by the treaty. (1988) by Conn M. Hallinan, from Dispatches from the Edge,[…]

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A Non-aligned Unified Korea is the Best Outcome Washington can Hope for

By Hyun Lee, from ZoomInKorea, August 29, 2018 Even after President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un agreed to establish “new US-DPRK relations” in Singapore on June 12, Washington seems in denial that the summit ever took place. The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), signed into law this month, says the “complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization of the[…]

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North Korea Issue is Not De-Nuclearization but De-Colonization

by Ajamu Baraka, originally published on Black Agenda Report, June 13, 2018 “The psychopathology of white supremacy invisibilizes the absurdity and illegitimacy of the United States being in a position to negotiate the fate of millions of Koreans.” The critics had already signaled their strategy for derailing any meaningful move toward normalizing relations between the United States and North Korea.[…]

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Behind Trump’s anti-Iran Campaign

Photo: Protesting war against Iran in Minneapolis by Deirdre Griswold posted on Workers World, May 10 The Trump administration’s decision to pull out of the nuclear agreement with Iran is yet another demonstration of the no-holds-barred ambition and arrogance of this imperialist ruling group. The U.S. capitalist media admit that Trump’s move has antagonized Washington’s allies/rivals in Europe. Yet the[…]

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Lies, Damn Lies, and Nuclear Posture Reviews

The U.S. Navy’s nuclear fast-attack submarine, the USS Newport News (R), secures itself next to its sister Los Angeles-class submarine USS Boise (L) at Norfolk Naval Station in Norfolk, Va. ~Getty Images by David Swanson, originally published on Lets Try Democracy, Feb 2, 2018 Did you hear the one about the “safe, secure, and effective nuclear deterrent”? There is, of[…]

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