BREAKING: The Biden administration’s Nuclear Posture Review, just released, is a terrifying document.

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      jbnw
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      BREAKING: The Biden administration’s #Nuclear Posture Review, just released, is a terrifying document. It not only keeps the world on a path of increasing nuclear risk, in many ways it increases that risk. Here it is: https://media.defense.gov/2022/Oct/27/2003103845/-1/-1/1/2022-NATIONAL-DEFENSE-STRATEGY-NPR-MDR.PDF

      One quote:

      Russia’s invasion of Ukraine underscores that nuclear dangers persist, and could grow, in an increasingly competitive and volatile geopolitical landscape. The Russian Federation’s unprovoked and unlawful invasion of Ukraine in 2022 is a stark reminder of nuclear risk in contemporary conflict. Russia has conducted its aggression against Ukraine under a nuclear shadow characterized by irresponsible saber-rattling, out of cycle nuclear exercises, and false narratives concerning the potential use of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). In brandishing Russia’s nuclear arsenal in an attempt to intimidate Ukraine and the North Atlantic Treaty
      Organization (NATO), Russia’s leaders have made clear that they view these weapons as a shield behind which to wage unjustified aggression against their neighbors. Irresponsible Russian statements and actions raise the risk of deliberate or unintended escalation. Russia’s leadership should have no doubt regarding the resolve of the United States to both resist nuclear coercion and
      act as a responsible nuclear power.

    • #496566
      jbnw
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      I’ve got to quit reading news stories this morning.

      It’s a pity Joey couldn’t keep his promises as a candidate or as President. We have a new forever war, potentially global and nuclear, and no diplomacy, rather than his public statement as a recently inaugurated President:

      “Diplomacy is back at the center of our foreign policy.”

      https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/speeches-remarks/2021/02/04/remarks-by-president-biden-on-americas-place-in-the-world/

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      what I’m hearing from the usual suspects is that it was another history making presentation…..Looking forward to ‘processing’ same.

      From the excerpt(s) above, this is pure insanity – it’s not Hussein, Putin, Assad, or (fill in the blank) that should be compared to Hitler but our own political class – no exceptions – and BS is just that BS and as bad as the rest for being a fraud and promising false hope….But the bottom line is that the US population should really be afraid with these, as Garland Nixon labeled them, monsters now in power…..Our political class has thrown so many (Covid victims, Ukrainians,  homeless people living under bridges, people in Flint Michigan without water, etc., etc.) under the bus, any one or all of us could be next.  I do not fear Russia or the Chinese, or (fill in the blank)…., and I do not fear for them either….It is our own establishment that scares me.

      The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.....Martin Luther King '63

      It takes all the technical proficiency our system can provide to make up for the woeful lack of popular support and political savvy of most of the regimes that the West has thus far sought to prop up.........Bernard Fall

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          Passionate Progressive
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          so many classics to process.

          The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.....Martin Luther King '63

          It takes all the technical proficiency our system can provide to make up for the woeful lack of popular support and political savvy of most of the regimes that the West has thus far sought to prop up.........Bernard Fall

          • #496584
            jbnw
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            More information – and opinions – than I can keep up with.

            I try to stay away from opinions, though – even Alexander Mercouris and Alex Christoforou can only speculate about the future, though well-educated speculation based on their sources.  However, their sources aren’t in the offices of the heads of state, and even if they were, some heads of state have a better grip on reality than others.

            • #496587
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              thanks to Alex Christoforou – ‘The Post Hegemonic World – Security and Justice for All’ – which validates my assessment of its contrast with this US nuclear posture review.

              Per Alex (+) Putin went into the hours taking q&a from journalists worldwide.

              Of course it’s perhaps a pipe dream that the post-Empire multi-polar world envisioned by China-Russia will fulfill its aspirations.  But we can at least recognize that it can’t be any worse than the current hegemonic order.

              The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.....Martin Luther King '63

              It takes all the technical proficiency our system can provide to make up for the woeful lack of popular support and political savvy of most of the regimes that the West has thus far sought to prop up.........Bernard Fall

    • #496633
      Mr. Mickeys Mom
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      The American Experiment may be over soon, based on the insanity of what the US has done and how it didn’t work then, and it won’t again.

      I loved that Aaron Mate hosted Jimmy Dore again tonight. He had Scott Ritter on the first hour. If you get a chance, you should see it during the interview of Aaron andScott. Ritter made it digestible too,  Mr. & Mrs. America.  This country is so misdirected and infected by that well planned PNAC plan.

       

       

      Hell, no... I'm not giving up...

      • #496639
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        but I hope not. There are these people, though:

        A clean nuclear bomb won’t start ww3

        Change my mind

        I replied with

        Only because there will be no one left to write the history after.

        But trying to discuss the destruction of humanity with some people is pointless; others are in the exchange tried too.

    • #496645
      soryang
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      The NDS is very much a political document justifying virtually every budget line item the Pentagon has. It really doesn’t present any priorities except more of the same, bigger, better, more advanced, taking advantage of “strategic opportunities,” and enhancing “advantages” over designated opponents. Integrating nuclear capabilities into a seamless defense posture to achieve deterrence against all forms of potential agression and intimidation as defined by the Pentagon’s unique perspective of running a world wide empire is the most dangerous aspect of the national defense strategy.

      While accusing the Russians of aggression carried out behind a nuclear shield, the document omits any mention that it is the US itself that has been doing the same for many years. The concept of deterring all forms of aggression by some embellished defense security posture has obviously already failed. Managing threats involves recognizing the essential and vital interests of so called peer competitors as well as the lesser states, like Iran and North Korea. Thinking that there is some magic formula or combination of technical military capabilities that will obviate such “threats” to stability is quite misleading.

      The fundamental threat to our future is the nuclear threat. The concept that there is some role for so called tactical nuclear weapons in a potential limited nuclear war is more than dubious, it is extremely dangerous. The latest iterations in the form of the b61-12 with “jdam like accuracy” and the the W76-2 with its precision strike accuracy, really cannot be considered “tactical nuclear weapons” at all. They are strategic weapons and the contended limited size of their nuclear detonations is a misleading deception in terms of strategic conceptualization. Their existence and deployment presents little more than a fast track to a major nuclear conflict despite all attempts to differentiate their use as a discrete stage of conflict along a tactical versus strategic dimension. The concept is illusory as pointed out in a recent FAS article on the subject although that author felt compelled to portray Russia as the villain as a preface to the presentation of tactical nuclear theory as extremely dangerous.

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    • #496653
      Dunatus
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      The quoted passage clearly shows the cynical projection that passes for foreign policy under the Democrats. The statement is blatantly false and only a propagandized rube would take it at face value.

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