Obama Revives Rumsfeld’s Missile Scheme, Risks Nuke War
The Obama administration is poised to take up one of the more dangerous and hare-brained schemes of the Rumsfeld-era Pentagon. The New York Times is reporting that the Defense Department is once again looking to equip intercontinental ballistic missiles with conventional warheads. The missiles could then, in theory, destroy fleeing targets a half a world away — a no-notice “bolt from the blue,” striking in a matter of hours. There’s just one teeny-tiny problem: the launches could very well start World War III.
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How to risk World War III and blow billions doing it
Barack Obama has revived George W. Bush’s “insane” missile project — titled “prompt global strike” — which could strike virtually anywhere on the planet within 60 minutes, but has the drawback of risking nuclear Armageddon.