2021-06-08: News Headlines

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-08). NATO carrier strike groups train together in Mediterranean war games. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO carrier strike groups train together in Mediterranean war gamesRick Rozoff NATO has announced that the French nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, Britain's new HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier, their attached multinational carrier strike groups and additional warships and warplanes from other NATO nations have completed maneuvers in the Mediterranean Sea. Code-named Gallic Strike, …

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…

teleSUR (2021-06-07). Blinken: Unclear If Iran Will Rejoin Nuclear Deal. telesurenglish.net U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Monday that it remains unclear if Tehran is willing to take steps to return to compliance with the Iran nuclear deal. | RELATED: | "We've been engaged in indirect conversations … for the last couple of months, and it remains unclear whether Iran is willing and prepared to do what it needs to do to come back into compliance," Blinken told a hearing of the House Foreign A…

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