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U.S. joint chiefs release alarming nuclear operations document

By Earl Turcotte      

On June 11, the U.S. joint chiefs released a document simply entitled 'Nuclear Operations,' the first such doctrine paper in 14 years, and one that marks a major shift in U.S. military thinking towards the idea of fighting and winning a nuclear war.

When the top military commanders of the, militarily, most powerful country on Earth suggest that 'nuclear weapons could create the conditions for decisive results and the restoration of strategic stability,' we should all be worried sick and ask ourselves, what can we do—individually and collectively—to prevent this insanity from continuing, writes Earl Turcotte. Screen capture image of Global Research Centre for Research on Globalization

On June 19, The Guardian and a host of other media reported that on June 11 the U.S. joint chiefs released a document simply entitled “Nuclear Operations,” the first such doctrine paper in 14 years, and one that marks a major shift in U.S. military thinking towards the idea of fighting and winning a nuclear war. The document states that “nuclear weapons could create conditions for decisive results and the restoration of strategic stability. Specifically, the use of a nuclear weapon will fundamentally change the scope of a battle and create conditions that affect how commanders will prevail in conflict.”

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