(also, FFS, I have grading to do, can we chill out a bit?).
A large scale US nuclear weapon build up would almost certainly result in extreme pressure to resume explosive nuclear testing.
Which is an awful fucking idea b/c if US explosively tests then so will Russia, China, India, Pakistan, North Korea, & probably France.
Trump’s impulsive & uninformed threats to intensify nuke arms race especially worrisome:
Trump has virtually unrestricted authority to order use of nukes & US has 800ish ready to go 24/7/365 & he obviously STILL doesn’t grasp seriousness of issue:
As usual, let me conclude by recommending Carol Cohn’s “Sex and Death in the Rational World of Defense Intellectuals.”
Free, FUN read that is amazingly insightful toward explaining how ideas like “MOAR NUKES MEANS MOAR DISARMAMENT” happen:
Impressive. Trump is worse than imagined except we haven’t yet resumed nuclear testing (give it 6 months) or had an actual nuclear war.
Just took my meds & I’m gonna get a milkshake.
But I’m not gonna drink today.