10/22/21 William Hartung on the Existential Threat of the Nuclear Weapons Lobby

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William Hartung returns to the show for a quick episode about a press release he published at the Institute for Public Accuracy. Hartung describes the current setup of America’s ICBMs. The missiles are spread across the country, sitting on hair-trigger alert. It’s a setup that many experts admit is dangerous, and unnecessary. Yet any effort to roll back the program has been blocked by the Senators who’s states benefit the most from the presence of silos, as well as the companies that build them. Hartung explains what’s at stake if the status quo is allowed to continue. 

Discussed on the show:

“How the ICBM Lobby is Threatening Armageddon” (Institute for Public Accuracy)
“To Avoid Armageddon, Don’t Modernize Missiles—Eliminate Them” (The Nation) 
“Inside the ICBM Lobby: Special Interests Or the National Interest?” (Arms Control Association) 

William Hartung is director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy, and the author of Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex. Find him on Twitter @WilliamHartung.

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