Nuclear

By: Arnie Alpert on December 9, 2015
The Concord Monitor editors discussed nuclear dangers with Hillary Clinton, but her views on the $1 Trillion nuclear build-up are still unclear.
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By: Judy Elliott on December 4, 2015
Hillary Clinton says she will look into proposals to take nuclear missiles off hair trigger alert.
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By: Kevin Rutledge on December 1, 2015
I questioned Gov. Jeb Bush about corporate lobbyists contributing to wasteful spending in the military, including the $1.5 trillion F-35 fighter jets and $1 trillion nuclear weapons plan. Bush called defense contractors aggregators and says “we need procurement reform, plain and simple.”
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By: Arnie Alpert on November 30, 2015
Governor O'Malley said money should be shifted from nuclear weapons to improved cybersecurity measures.
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By: Arnie Alpert on November 30, 2015

The National Defense Authorization Act, passed by Congress and signed by President Obama, opens federal coffers for design and construction of new nuclear weapons and the planes, missiles, and submarines designed to deliver them to targets all over the world.  It's a classic case of "governing under the influence" of the military-industrial-complex. 

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By: Judy on November 21, 2015
Lindsey Graham said he supports a massive military build-up, including more nuclear weapons and their delivery systems. However, he would like to see the end of cost-plus contracting and favors some reforms to restrain Pentagon spending.
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By: John on November 20, 2015
I asked Dr. Carson what he would do when he is president to honor the Non-Proliferation Treaty and get our children out from the disease of nuclear weapons. He replied that Russians haven’t honored it and left it at that, which suggests that he thinks it’s all the Russians’ fault and that we need to maintain and upgrade our nuclear weapons.
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By: Arnie Alpert on November 13, 2015
Rand Paul seemed to be uninformed about plans to spend a trillion dollars on a new generation of nuclear weapons, but did call for an audit of the Pentagon.
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By: Doug on November 13, 2015
Doug asked Rand Paul about the trillion dollars to modernize our nuclear weapons triad. Paul said, "I’m not sure where the trillion comes from but it’s a lot of money to modernize the nuclear arsenal." He also implied the U.S. has more nuclear weapons than we need and repeated his call for the Pentagon to be audited.
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By: Judy on November 12, 2015
Rick Santorum reiterated his call for resumption of nuclear testing, a step which would add fuel to a new nuclear arms race.
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