Friday, July 27, 2018

Is the nuclear launch room for error getting smaller under Trump? Is Mattis out of the loop now?

Harper’s Magazine has a particularly disturbing report on p. 51, August 2018, “How to Start a Nuclear War”, by Andrew Cockburn.  The article says several hundred million lives could be lost quickly.

The subtitle is “The increasingly direct road to ruin.”

There seem to be plenty of shortcuts a president or military commanders can take “on lauch.” 

NBC News and other sources have reported that Jim Mattis as defense secretary is increasingly “out of the loop”, story, June 2018.  It’s obvious that this could be very dangerous. And Mattis has personally been quite fair on LGBT issues (despite comments in his book).

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