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Fri Dec 23, 2016, 07:46 PM

LA Times article on recent Congressional action that is behind Trump's Nuclear tweet

Congress scrapped this one word from the law, opening the door to a space arms race

David Willman

By removing a single word from legislation governing the military, Congress has laid the groundwork for both a major shift in U.S. nuclear defense doctrine and a costly effort to field space-based weaponry.

Experts say the changes, approved by overwhelming majorities in both the House and Senate, could aggravate tensions with Russia and China and prompt a renewed nuclear arms race. The bill awaits action by President Obama. The White House has not said what he will do.

For decades, America’s defense against nuclear attack has rested on twin pillars: The nation’s homeland missile defense system is designed to thwart a small-scale, or “limited,” attack by the likes of North Korea or Iran. As for the threat of a large-scale strike by China or Russia, the prospect of massive U.S. retaliation is supposed to deter both from ever launching missiles.

Central to this strategy was a one-word qualifier – “limited” -- used to define the mission of the homeland defense system. The language was carefully crafted to avoid reigniting an arms race among the superpowers.

Now, with virtually no public debate, bipartisan majorities in Congress have removed the word “limited” from the nation’s missile defense policy. They did so in giving final approval over the last month to the year-end defense bill, the National Defense Authorization Act....
http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-missile-defense-unlimited-20161221-snap-20161221-story.html


The Military Industrial Complex is not only alive and well, it fully intends to maintain it's stranglehold on the US Treasury.

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Fri Dec 23, 2016, 07:58 PM

1. And Trump the reckless, irresponsible madman

with his finger on the trigger.

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Fri Dec 23, 2016, 11:27 PM

2. Hopefully Obama will veto

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Response to benld74 (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 23, 2016, 11:33 PM

3. I don't think that will stop it.

It's an endless graft money pit and the beneficiaries are to be in complete control.

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