2019-02-10: Social Media Postees

South Korea, U.S. Sign Cost-Sharing Deal for American Troops
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-02-10
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea and the United States struck a new deal Sunday that increases Seoul's contribution for the cost of the American military presence on its soil, overcoming previous failed negotiations that caused worries about their decades-long alliance. | South Korea last year provided about $830 million, covering roughly 40 percent of the cost of the deployment of 28,500 U.S. soldiers whose presence is meant to deter aggression from North Korea. President Donald Trump has pushed for South Korea to pay more. | On Sunday, chief negotiators from the two countries signed a new cost-sharing pla…
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Feds sue Lockheed Martin for kickbacks & fraud in Hanford nuclear site clean-up contracts
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-10
Contractors involved in a multibillion decontamination effort at the notorious Hanford nuclear site have been accused of defrauding US taxpayers, according to a lawsuit against Mission Support Alliance and Lockheed Martin. | …
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Building on Progress in 2018, Second Trump-Kim Summit Is Timely
Kevin Martin | commondreams.org | 2019-02-09
"The new Congress has plenty on its plate, but legislation to support U.S.-Korea peace efforts should be advanced as soon as possible," Martin writes. (Photo: OhMyNews) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'Drones aren't missiles, they are re-usable': US disputes accusations of non-compliance with INF
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-09
The US military has rejected Russian accusations of violating the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, arguing that its drones can't be seen as missiles and Tomahawk-compatible 'defensive' launchers can't be used offensively. | …
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North Korean Missiles are Not the Threat to Hawaii—It's Our Own U.S. Military's Leaking Jet Fuel Storage Tanks
Ann Wright | commondreams.org | 2019-02-08
U.S. Military Base in Oahu, Hawaii ( Photo: MilitaryBases.com) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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The Scream: the Origins of Venezuela's Economic Crisis
Paul Bentley | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-08
Trump has said that his government is "too far along in the process" of regime change in Venezuela for him to meet with Maduro. This stands in contrast to his readiness to meet again with Kim Jung-un, who is already "too far along" in the process of developing nuclear weapons for Trump to do otherwise.
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Trump Is Launching a New, Terrifying Arms Race
Michael T. Klare | thenation.com | 2019-02-08
Trump Is Launching a New, Terrifying Arms Race…
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France conducts dry-run simulation of nuclear weapon strike
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-08
The operation lasted 11 hours and included "all phases" of what was referred to as a "nuclear dissuasion mission," except for the detonation of an actual nuclear warhead.
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Don't Expect Rulers of Nuclear-Armed Nations to Accept Nuclear Disarmament―Unless They're Pushed to Do So
Lawrence Wittner | zcomm.org | 2019-02-07
At the beginning of February 2019, the two leading nuclear powers took an official step toward resumption of the nuclear arms race. On February 1, the U.S. government, charging Russian violations of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, announced that it would pull out of the agreement and develop new intermediate-range missiles banned by it. Read…
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Dismantling the Doomsday Machines
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-02-06
Dan Ellsberg has given us a book that shows the urgency of re-engaging on nuclear disarmament, writes John V. Walsh. With Two Minutes to Midnight, Time Is Running Out By John V. Walsh Anti-war.com
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Nuclear Treaty Framework is in Dangerous Disarray and Needs to be Rebooted
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-02-05
Col. Larry Wilkerson discusses the meaning of the Trump administration's abandonment of the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty and how this move has contributed to a wholesale dismantling of the nuclear weapons control system. This might be an opportunity to restart, deepen, and broaden the framework, says Wilkerson | The post Nuclear Treaty Framework is in Dangerous Disarray and Needs to be Rebooted appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Moral Depravity Defines U.S. Politics
Noam Chomsky | zcomm.org | 2019-02-01
Humanity faces two imminent existential threats: environmental catastrophe and nuclear war. These were virtually ignored in the campaign rhetoric and general coverage…
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As Nations Get Ready for Nuclear War, Their Governments Work to Create the Illusion of Safety
Lawrence Wittner | zcomm.org | 2019-01-24
Ever since the U.S. atomic bombings of Japanese cities in August 1945, a specter has haunted the world‚Äïthe specter of nuclear annihilation. The latest report from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, issued on January 24, reminds us that the prospect of nuclear catastrophe remains all too real. Citing the extraordinary danger of nuclear disaster, Read…
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Second Trump-Kim Summit Hints at Progress
Kevin Martin | peaceaction.org | 2019-01-18
Washington, D.C. — January 18, 2018 — In response to the administration's announcement that President Trump and Kim Jong-un will hold a second summit meeting near the end of February, Kevin Martin, President of Peace Action and Coordinator of the Korea Peace Network, released the following statement: "After months of scant visible progress in negotiations […] | The post Second Trump-Kim Summit Hints at Progress appeared first on Peace Action.
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