U.S. LOOSENS NUCLEAR WEAPONS CONSTRAINTS TO DEVELOP MORE ‘USABLE’ WARHEADS

The article behind this LINK is terrifying and deplorable news concerning the direction the U.S. Empire is taking to bring the world closer to nuclear war. This diabolical policy MUST be stopped. Remember that before leaving office, Obama signed a one-trillion dollar nuclear weapons upgrade. (See article HERE and HERE.) Trump is obviously taking this to the next level.

An excerpt: “The Trump administration plans to loosen constraints on the use of nuclear weapons and develop a new low-yield nuclear warhead for U.S. Trident missiles, according to a former official who has seen the most recent draft of a policy review.

The new nuclear posture review prepared by the Pentagon, envisages a modified version of the Trident D5 submarine-launched missiles with only part of its normal warhead, with the intention of deterring Russia from using tactical warheads in a conflict in Eastern Europe.

Arms control advocates have voiced alarm at the new proposal to make smaller, more “usable” nuclear weapons, arguing it makes a nuclear war more likely, especially in view of what they see as Donald Trump’s volatility and readiness to brandish the US arsenal in showdowns with the nation’s adversaries.”

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/01/14/u-s-loosens-nuclear-weapons-constraints-to-develop-more-usable-warheads

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