2020-11-18: News Headlines

Prof. Juan Cole (2020-11-18). Trump Bruited Strike on Iran Civilian Nuclear Facilities, Which May Kill as Many as Did Nuclear Bombing of Hiroshima. globalresearch.ca

Thomas Knapp (2020-11-17). How Joe Biden Can Score a Major Foreign Policy Win on Day One of his Presidency. counterpunch.org "President-elect Joe Biden has promised to rejoin the Iran nuclear deal," writes Tom O'Connor at Newsweek. "But a return is set to face challenges on both sides as they attempt to rebuild trust in a radically different environment than five years ago."

James Bovard (2020-11-17). The Korean War's Forgotten Lessons on the Evil of Intervention. counterpunch.org This year is the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War, a conflict from which Washington policymakers learned nothing. Almost 40,000 American soldiers died in that conflict that should have permanently vaccinated the nation against the folly and evil of foreign intervention. Instead, the war was retroactively redefined. As Barack Obama declared in 2013, "That war was no tie. Korea was a victory."

Manlio Dinucci (2020-11-17). Ritornano gli euromissili nucleari. globalresearch.ca Foto : il missile sm-6 della raytheon da cui la lockheed martin derivera' il missile balistico nucleare a medio raggio da installare in europa | Oltre cinque anni fa titolammo sul Manifesto (9 giugno 2015) ´Ritornano i missili a Comiso? ª. Tale …

Scott Ritter (2020-11-17). US' successful ICBM intercept test brings us closer to a nuclear war and proves Moscow's concerns were well grounded. thealtworld.com The US has long dismissed Russian concerns over the deployment of the Aegis Ashore missile defense system …

Ben Jacob (2020-11-17). Oxford University's Ties to Nuclear Weapons Industry Revealed. globalresearch.ca Freedom of Information requests submitted by Cherwell have revealed that Oxford University accepted at least £726,706 from the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE), the designer and producer of the UK's nuclear warheads, during the years 2017-19 alone. | The majority of this …

teleSUR (2020-11-17). Saudi Arabia: Nuclear Weapons to Confront Iran Is an Option. telesurenglish.net Saudi Arabia announces that it is considering as an "option" equipping itself with nuclear weapons to deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran. | "It is definitely an option. If Iran becomes a nuclear power, more countries will follow its example," said Saudi Arabia's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Adel al-Yubeir, in a recent interview with the German agency DPA. | RELATED: | Although Iran has repeatedly clarified tha…

_____ (2020-11-16). How War Became Absurd — Again. strategic-culture.org With a massive, growing gap between our military goals and actual outcomes, we must acknowledge that U.S. strategy has hit a dead end. | Andrew J. BACEVICH | The October 1955 issue of Harper's magazine featured a trio of essays grouped together under the heading "How War Became Absurd." Leading off was an article by Bernard Brodie, then a prominent theorist in the arcane field of study known as nuclear strategy, titled "Strategy Hits a Dead End." | Today Brodie is all but forgotten. With its abstruse vocabulary of deterrence and decapitation, counterforce and countervalue, first strike and second strike, nucle…

WSWS (2020-11-16). Auto parts company ordered to pay $1.5 million following death of Alabama worker. wsws.org Ajin, a Korean parts manufacturer, was ordered to pay over a million dollars in fines and settlements after a 20-year-old contract worker was killed after safety procedures were blatantly ignored.

Pepe Escobar (2020-11-16). RCEP set to supercharge the New Silk Roads. thealtworld.com World's biggest free trade pact isn't about excluding the US or China's geopolitical ambitions but rather the natural evolution of Asian integration | Ho Chi Minh, in his eternal abode, will be savoring it with a heavenly smirk. Vietnam was the virtual host as the 10 ASEAN nations, plus China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand, signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, or RCEP, on the final day of the 37th ASEAN Summit. | RCEP, eight years in the making, binds together 30% of the global economy and 2.2 billion people. It's the first auspicious landmark of the Raging Twenties, which start…

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2020-11-16). 'An Act of Love, An Act of Justice': Anti-Nuclear Activists Headed to Prison for US Naval Base Protest. commondreams.org "To be clear," said Martha Hennessy, granddaughter of Dorothy Day and one of the sentenced, "these weapons are not private property, they belong to the people of the United States; they belong to me, to you, to us." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/kings-bay-plowshares-955px_0.jpg