Backs First-Strike Nuclear War as U.S. Polic
Francis A. Boyle
24, 2013 "Information
Clearing House -
I have now had the chance
to read Obama’s Report on Nuclear Employment Strategy of the
United States, that just came out on Friday, June 21, 2013. The
critical passage can be found on page 5:
“The 2010 Nuclear Posture Review established the
Administration’s goal to set conditions that would allow the
United States to safely adopt a policy of making deterrence of
nuclear attack the sole purpose of U.S. nuclear weapons.
Although we cannot adopt such a policy today, the new guidance
re-iterates the intention to work towards that goal over time.”
In other words, “nuclear deterrence” is not now and has not been
the policy of the Obama administration going back to and
including their 2010 Nuclear Posture Review as well. Since
“nuclear deterrence” is not now and has never been the Obama
administration’s nuclear weapons policy from the get-go, then
by default this means that offensive first-strike strategic
nuclear war fighting is now and has always been the Obama
administration’s nuclear weapons policy. This policy will also
be pursued and augmented by means of “integrated non-nuclear
strike options.” Id.
Therefore the entire 2013 NPR and Obama’s recent nuclear arms
“reduction” proposals must be understood within this context of
the United States pursuing an offensive, strategic first-strike
nuclear war-fighting capability as augmented by non-nuclear
“After a comprehensive review of our nuclear forces, the
President has determined that we can ensure the security of the
United States and our Allies and partners and maintain a strong
and credible strategic deterrent while safely pursuing a
one-third reduction in deployed nuclear weapons from the level
established in the New START Treaty.” Id. at 6.
And we know now for sure that all the Ballistic Missile Defense
(BMD) systems that Obama is currently in the process of
deploying in Europe, Asia, and the United States, on land, at
sea and perhaps in Outer Space are designed to provide the
United States with a strategic, offensive, first strike
nuclear war fighting capability against Russia and China and
Iran and North Korea and Syria for starters. The latter three
because the United States has taken the position that they are
not in compliance with their obligations under the Nuclear
Non-Proliferation Treaty: “…the United States has relied
increasingly on non-nuclear elements to strengthen regional
security architectures, including a forward U.S. conventional
presence and effective theater ballistic missile defenses…” Id.
So the United States government is currently preparing to
launch, wage and win an offensive, first-strike strategic
nuclear war against Russia, China, Iran, North Korea and Syria.
All the rest is just palaver. Including by our
Dissembler-in-Chief. An “honors” graduate of Harvard Law
Francis A. Boyle is a graduate of the University of Chicago
and Harvard Law School. He has advised numerous international
bodies in the areas of human rights, war crimes, genocide,
nuclear policy, and bio warfare. He received a PHD in political
science from Harvard University.
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