21st Century Wire says…
Q: What drives the global nuclear arms industry?
New U.S. fears that China and Russia are modernizing their nuclear arsenals has sparked a major reboot of the Pentagon’s nuclear ambitions. According to Kris Osborne at Military.com, Washington will have to spend at least $18 billion per year, for 15 consecutive years starting in 2021 – just to keep its nuclear weapons operational. That cheerful assessment was based on the testimony of U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work in front of the House Armed Services Committee yesterday.
When you see middle aged, bald white men rifling through flip charts and prostrating themselves in front of the House and Senate Armed Services Committee, know that they are groveling on behalf of war corporations like Raytheon, General Electric, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman and Boeing Systems.
So, $1 trillion will be spent as part of a 30-year plan to ‘upgrade’ the US nuclear arsenal of missiles, submarines and bombers. Is this progress, are are we really regressing?
Recently, Federal prosecutors ruled that an 85-year-old Catholic nun, Sister Megan Rice, could finally walk free after being jailed for 2 years as a political prisoner in the US for “sabotage” (protesting at) a nuclear facility in Tennessee. 21WIRE’s Patrick Henningsen speaks to RT International about the real underlying issue of the nuclear arms…
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