Monday, February 10, 2020

Michael Klare — War in the Arctic?

When I first met Michael Klare in the late Neolithic age (it was actually the early 1970s), he was already researching the U.S. military in a way no one else was doing. His first book on the subject, War Without End: American Planning for the Next Vietnams, had just been published. The title remains eerily apt, given Washington’s twenty-first-century “forever wars.” Almost 50 years later, he’s still ahead of the curve and his newest book on that military, All Hell Breaking Loose: The Pentagon’s Perspective on Climate Change, has only recently come out.
And he hasn’t stopped yet, as you’ll see in today’s piece on a new nuclear flashpoint for the U.S. and Russia: the melting Arctic. It’s the sort of thing that, in another world, would be headline news....
Tom Dispatch
Tomgram: Michael Klare, War in the Arctic?

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Stated Russian policy is that any first use of nuclear weapons against Russia will instantaneously trigger massive thermonuclear retaliation against the homeland of the aggressor state by Russia's nuclear triad–land-based missiles, bombers and submarines.


Andrei Martyanov comments on Scott Ritter's piece.

Reminiscence of the Future
A Slight Disagreement.
Andrei Martyanov

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