The Disaffected Lib: Arms Race Update – US to Spend a Trillion Dollars on Upgrading Nukes

US Defense Secretary, Chuck Hagel, put it bluntly.  “No other mission we have is more important.“ The mission Hagel was referring to was a trillion-dollar, 30-year programme to upgrade America’s nuclear weapon arsenal.  A trillion dollars.  Even today that’s serious money. According to the Associated Press, Hagel told the Pentagon on Friday that the decision ...

Song of the Watermelon: A Formula for Nuclear Disarmament

Mushroom clouds over Hiroshima (left) and Nagasaki (right) If you look at world history, ever since men began waging war, you will see that there’s a permanent race between sword and shield. The sword always wins. The more improvements that are made to the shield, the more improvements are made to the sword. – Jacques ...