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understandinglife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:38 PM
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"Could This Unleash an Unintended Nuclear War?"
Ann Tyson reports in the Washington Post yesterday that the Pentagon wants $500 million to convert 24 Trident missiles currently armed with nuclear warheads into rockets carrying conventional warheads.

But there is a serious problem with this plan. Defense officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, "acknowledge a major risk is that other nations could conceivably misinterpret a conventional missile attack as a nuclear strike."

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And all of this is twenty years after Gorbachev and Reagan nearly worked out a deal at the Reykjavik Summit to abolish nuclear weapons. This is much more than a step backwards it is a step towards unleashing an unintended nuclear war.

Testing has already begun, and one of the two warheads has been developed. We would be wise to contact our representatives immediately and let them know we want no part of this madness.

More of Kathrina Vanden Heuvel's post at The Nation:

http://www.thenation.com/blogs/notion?bid=15&pid=67231


Worthy of some action ... maybe even "DU Activist" type action?


Peace.
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400Years Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:50 PM
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1. Cheney: "They would never impeach the pres. during a nuclear winter."
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 01:51 PM by 400Years
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