Broke and Paranoid...How the US Risks Nuclear War
Many observers fear that not only are we seeing a new Cold War, but that we are also in the throes a new global arms race. This stems from the United States being both wildly over-stretched militarily and wildly irrational.
24 April, 2016
In short: broke and paranoid.
This is the first point. Washington’s assessment of security risks in the world is so far off reality. It is often prejudiced, subjective, heavily propagandized, and inaccurate.
Today, what is the basis for American hostility towards Russia or China? There is negligible justification for American belligerence other than specious claims about Russian and Chinese aggression. The reality is that the aggression is one-sided American conduct.
That compares with Russia’s $15 billion and China’s $7 billion on nuclear weapons. In other words, the US spends four times what Russia does and nearly three times as much as Russia and China combined.
The danger is that the US appears to be trying to offset its inadequate and wasteful military industry by pursuing new alternative nuclear weapons, such as so-called “mini-nukes”.