Increasing Nuclear War risk

Subject: Chomsky on a Bulletin of Atomic Scientist (BAS) article on Nuclear war risk

 Here is an excerpt from a Chomsky interview, via ZCommunications, with news he says is the most important in a long time:

  Daniel Falcone: What do you make of the distressing lack of discussion on climate change and nuclear proliferation in the mainstream media?

Noam Chomsky: If you want to learn something about nuclear weapons and why these issues are not being reported, take a look at the March 1 issue of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, where there is an absolutely spectacular article by two real experts — Hans M. Kristensen and Ted Postol from MIT. They discuss the new targeting systems that have been invented under the Obama Modernization Program that’s now being escalated by Trump, and it’s extremely dangerous. What they claim based on disclosed information is that the US missile systems have been improved by such a huge factor that they are now capable of instantly wiping out the Russian deterrent.

This is massive overkill and nuclear stability is gone, and of course, the Russians know this. What that implies is that if they ever feel a threat, they’re just going to be compelled to launch a preemptive strike because otherwise they’re dead, you know? And that means we’re all dead. This is the most important news that’s come out in I don’t know how long.

 The full interview is at:

 Noam Chomsky: Undermining Government 

  The BAS article is at:

 How US nuclear force modernization is undermining strategic stability: The burst-height compensating super-fuze 


This underscores the need for a global movement for nuclear disarmament.

Jim Albertini