8 February 2018 — Global Research
Amid the ongoing political crisis in the US, the collapse of financial markets, is the world slowly inching toward nuclear war?
How to reverse the tide of war?
Let us fight media disinformation which upholds America’s nuclear Blitzkrieg.
Read our selection of articles below and circulate them to your friends and colleagues, post on social media platforms and repost on your blogs and websites.
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By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, February 08, 2018
During the long decades of the Cold War, no US government would have released a nuclear posture review that legitimized the first use of nuclear weapons against any opponent. The US did have some crazed generals, such as Lemnitzer and Curtis LeMay who were Dr. Strangelove figures, and there was a James Bond movie about an equally crazed, but fictional, Soviet general.
By Robert J. Burrowes, February 08, 2018
Evolution devised an extraordinarily powerful response to threats: it gave many organisms, including human beings, the emotion of fear to detect threats as well as other tools that can be used in conjunction with fear to respond powerfully to threats.
By Jonathan Marshall, February 08, 2018
Although the North Korea crisis has largely faded from the headlines, the chances of war breaking out are still unacceptably high – requiring greater attention from both the peace movement and Congress, notes Jonathan Marshall.
By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, February 08, 2018
An orgiastic display of US military symbolism would be a direct, if discomforting change from the usual pattern. States often tend to have military shows that are inversely proportionate to their economic and social success. More guns do not necessarily imply more butter in the home. The Soviet Union, and the current Russian incarnation, insisted on military parades as matters of pride, though such shows are as revealing as they are concealing.
By Eric Zuesse, February 08, 2018
The U.S. Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), a key nuclear-strategy document that was issued on February 2nd by U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis, seems to have benefited from last-minute changes that had been made to it. But it’s still extremely dangerous for the entire world, as will be fully explained here.
By Prof. Marjorie Cohn, February 08, 2018
For the first time, the new NPR states that the United States could use nuclear weapons in response to non-nuclear attacks, including cyberattacks, in “extreme circumstances to defend the vital interests of the United States, its allies and partners.” This new strategy opens the door to first-use of nuclear weapons, which is prohibited under international law.
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