"Nuclear Heartland" and the abolition of the US's land-based

"Nuclear Heartland" and the abolition of the US's land-based

Postby Oscar » Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:15 pm

"Nuclear Heartland," and the abolition of the U.S.'s land-based missiles

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February 5, 2016

Eric Schlosser's Command and Control [ http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/15/books ... d=all&_r=1 ] documented many close calls involving U.S. nuclear weapons nearly inadvertently detonating, including the 1980 ignition of a missile's liquid fuel, at a silo in Damascus, Arkansas that was initiated when a repairman dropped a socket wrench.

Now, Nukewatch Wisconsin has published an update on the remaining active silos, entitled Nuclear Heartland, Revised: A Guide to the 450 Land-Based Missiles of the United States. (See the cover, right, showing a flooded nuclear missile silo near Minot, North Dakota in 2011.) [ http://www.nukewatchinfo.org/Nuclear%20 ... d%20Redux/ ]

Dr. Helen Caldicott, Beyond Nuclear's founding president, has called it "one of the most frightening books I have ever read."

John LaForge, a co-editor, gave a riveting, well-attended book talk, sponsored by Beyond Nuclear and numerous allies, at Busboys and Poets, next to our office in the Nuclear-Free Zone of our host community Takoma Park, Maryland.

You can see how to take action, order a copy, or catch one of LaForge's remaining tour stops (in New York City, Boston, and Minnesota), at Nukewatch's website. [ http://www.nukewatchinfo.org/Nuclear%20 ... index.html ]

(Speaking of nuclear weapons abolition, Global Zero, which attended the book talk, announced a "Rally for Zero" in Washington, D.C. on April 1st. [ http://www.beyondnuclear.org/nuclear-we ... on-dc.html ] )

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