Sunday, February 18, 2018

Nuclear Posture Review*


 

The US 'Nuclear Posture Review' published by the Pentagon late last week announced that the United States will be getting two new types of nuclear weapons to provide, in the words of US officials, “more flexible capabilities to give tailored deterrence.”

“Tailored deterrence”? What on earth is that supposed to mean?

It's a brand new euphemism that is designed to disguise an old, largely discredited and very dangerous concept. The United States is once again playing with the notion of a “limited” nuclear war – and everybody else is very unhappy about it.

 

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