Fri Oct 28th, 2022 at 10:39:23 AM EST
Nuclear escalation just around the corner #biden #Putin #jinping
Director, Nuclear Information Project,
Federation of American Scientists.
Write Nuclear Notebook and SIPRI world nuclear forces overview.
h/t Cat for his comment
The situation here is still pretty psychotic.
"Although the Cold War's shadow has long since receded ..." (DOD,"2022 Nuclear Posture Review Fact Sheet, US Extended Deterrence") US America is committed to menacing the cultivation of economic and political relationships between China and Russia, specifically, and any sovereign state.
Bloomberg locked its preview of DOD's 2022 National Defense Review, posted today, 27 Oct.
Pentagon's Strategy Won't Rule Out Nuclear Use Against Non-Nuclear Threats
- Defense strategy shuns limits on use once embraced by Biden
- US to face both China and Russia as major nuclear powers
The Pentagon's new National Defense Strategy rejected limits on using nuclear weapons long championed by arms control advocates and in the past by President Joe Biden.
Citing burgeoning threats from China and Russia, the Defense Department said in the document released Thursday that "by the 2030s the United States will, for the first time in its history face two major nuclear powers as strategic competitors and potential adversaries." In response, the US will "maintain a very high bar for nuclear employment" without ruling out using the weapons in retaliation to a non-nuclear strategic threat to the homeland, US forces abroad or allies.
... options for nuclear declaratory policy - including both No First Use and Sole Purpose* policies ...
*exception(alism) the sole power having the Divine right to bear nuclear arms and rule the world.
Any other sovereign state has forfeited this right as the effect of deterrence from multiple origins cannot endure, nor be defended. By declaration diplomacy is dead and the United Nations is referred to the dust bin of history. John Bolton is our prophet and the MAGA policy has been adopted as our National Interest.
Topic is worth a diary ... definitely.
A self-declaration of being a fascist, terror state. My diary exactly one-year ahead of the barbaric assault on the Capitol, the symbol of presumed Democracy in the New World.
United States of America Declared a Bandit State | Jan. 4, 2020 |
(frontpaged - Frank Schnittger)
On many occasions, Joe Biden the Candidate does not represent who he really is -- a Neocon War Hawk
US Aims to Destroy Economies of Competitors
Pentagon thinks China is the biggest threat | Der Zeit |
Despite "serious threats" from Russia, the United States considers China to be the greatest threat. This is evident, for example, in the rhetoric of the Chinese leadership towards Taiwan.
The US armed forces continue to see China as the greatest security challenge. This emerges from the new US National Defense Strategy released by the Pentagon.
It states that Russia poses "serious threats to important US national interests both abroad and at home". This is made clear, among other things, by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. What is needed is a "robust deterrent" against Russia.
The greatest challenge, however, has been China's "compulsive and increasingly aggressive effort to reshape the Indo-Pacific region and the international system to suit its interests and authoritarian preferences."
This is also justified with the rhetoric of the Chinese leadership towards Taiwan. The government in Beijing regards the island as a breakaway province that should be reunited with the mainland - if necessary with military force.
Forces of Good have Vanished in Europe
America on a path of chaos and more destruction
I have written about the crazies in major capitals in this world ... where are the protests?
NUCLEAR THREAT M.A.D.