Daily Archives: October 7, 2021

2021-10-07: News Headlines

ecns.cn (2021-10-07). U.S. discloses size of nuclear stockpile. ecns.cn The U.S. State Department has disclosed the number of nuclear weapons in the country's stockpile.

WSWS (2021-10-07). US military analyst warns of danger of nuclear war with China. wsws.org If it faced defeat in a conventional conflict with China over Taiwan, as the analyst concludes is most likely, the US would not hesitate to use its huge nuclear arsenal despite the incalculable consequences for humanity.

Anand Naidoo (2021-10-06). The Heat: DPRK-ROK relations. america.cgtn.com The Democratic People's Republic of Korea and South Korea resume communications in a push for an inter-Korea summit. Will that lead to a resumption of diplomatic talks — and maybe a peace treaty?

Jim Green (2021-10-06). Organised Crime Goes Nuclear. globalresearch.ca

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-06). U.S. deploys nuclear-capable bombers to Europe to "integrate with NATO allies" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers arrive at RAF Fairford for Bomber Task Force Europe 22-1 B-1B Lancers, supporting equipment, and personnel from the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, Dyess Air Forces Base, Texas, arrived at RAF Fairford, England, today to execute the long-planned Bomber Task Force mission, a regularly scheduled U.S. European Command and U.S. Strategic …

Gary Leupp (2021-10-06). France and the Fraying of NATO. counterpunch.org Biden has infuriated France by arranging the agreement to provide nuclear-powered submarines to Australia. This replaces a contract to purchase a fleet of diesel-powered subs from France. Australia will have to pay penalties for breach of contract but the French capitalists will lose around 70 billion dollars. The perceived perfidy of both Canberra and Washington

Amory B. Lovins (2021-10-06). "Low-carbon" Misses the Point: Arguments Favoring Nuclear Power as a Climate "Solution" are Fundamentally Misframed. counterpunch.org The view that climate protection requires expanding nuclear power has a basic flaw in its prevailing framing: it rarely if ever relates climate-effectiveness to cost or to speed—even though stopping climate change requires scaling the fastest and cheapest solutions. By focusing on carbon but only peripherally mentioning cost and speed, and by not relating these

sputniknews (2021-10-06). US Nuclear Arsenal Had 3,750 Warheads in 2020, Down 88% Since Cold War Peak – State Dept. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The US State Department on Tuesday released a fact sheet giving an updated count of the country's nuclear stockpile, which as of September 2020 sat at 3,750 warheads — down 88% since its 1967 height of 31,255.

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