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Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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I grew up in a military family and joined the Air Force in 1971 during the Vietnam War. It was there that I became a peace activist.

Saturday, September 07, 2019

Gravity of the situation: Expanding U.S. missile deployments



Well, not much has changed. They said one thing but they're doing something completely different. Basically, they are building up their launch sites in close proximity to the Russian border.

East and Southeast Asia is a region that presents a particular interest for the USA. It's not surprising that over twenty military bases operate there already. The biggest bases are located in Japan, South Korea, and in the Philippines.

The previously deployed 'missile defense' systems in South Korea (and soon Japan) are interchangeable and can also fire first-strike attack nuclear-capable cruise missiles with longer ranges. Since the US withdrew from the INF Treaty the Pentagon has tested these from ground-based launchers which were illegal under the treaty. So the story is quite accurate.

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