2021-06-07: News Headlines

Robert Koehler (2021-06-07). Nukes, Lies and Invisible Murder. counterpunch.org Let's listen in for a moment to the gentle, awkward language of mass killing: The employment or threat of employment of nuclear weapons could have a significant influence on ground operations. . . . Integration of nuclear weapons into a theater of operations requires the consideration of multiple variables. Using nuclear weapons could create conditions

Melvin Goodman (2021-06-07). The Biden-Putin Summit: A Time of Testing. counterpunch.org Next week's summit meeting in Geneva between Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin will be a time of testing for both leaders. Putin has several advantages at this particular point in time. The four years of Donald Trump have weakened the political and moral authority of the United States and the U.S. presidency. Trump's pathetic handling of the pandemic and his bizarre summit meetings with Putin and North Korea's Kim Jong-un raised serious questions about U.S. capabilities. The U.S. retreat from the Paris climate agreement; the Iran nuclear accord; and various international venues such as the World Health Orga…

_____ (2021-06-06). Ellsberg Blows The Whistle Again. popularresistance.org Unbeknownst to most of us, Dan Ellsberg secretly copied another explosive report when he copied the Pentagon Papers fifty years ago. The second classified study documented how close the U.S. came to starting a nuclear war with China in 1958. The NYTimes reports: "When Communist Chinese forces began shelling islands controlled by Taiwan in 1958, the United States rushed to back up its ally with military force — including drawing up plans to carry out nuclear strikes on mainland China, according to an apparently still-classified document that sheds new light on how dangerous that crisis was." | Ellsberg has p…

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