US wasting billions on nuclear bombs that serve no purpose and are security liability – experts

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The US is to spend billions of dollars upgrading 150 nuclear bombs positioned in Europe, although the weapons may be useless as a deterrent and a potentially catastrophic security liability, according to a new report by arms experts.

The threat to the base posed by Islamic State militants was considered serious enough in March 2016 to evacuate the families of military officers.

During a coup attempt four months later, Turkish authorities locked down the base and cut its electricity. The Turkish commanding officer at Incirlik was arrested for his alleged role in the plot.

A report on the future of the B61 bombs by arms control advocacy group the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) , made available to the Guardian, said the 2016 events show “just how quickly assumptions about the safety and security of US nuclear weapons stored abroad can change”.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Wasting billions is not a problem when it’s someone else’s money. When all the false flags that kill children these idiots care not of our future. These people are a means to and end but those they work for should be planning their own bug out plans. In their stupidity the 0.00001% have no better odds of reaping whatever it is that’s being sown than the rest of us. Pay China off already.

  2. The US empire should be in a period of de-escalation, starting with any nuclear weapons over seas being dismantled. We should not seek a future as a military enforcement agency for corporations.
    Our overseas bases should be immediately reduced, and our military budget should be reduced by 80%.
    Such squandered potential as a country can only be viewed with sadness and regret. It is past the point of ridiculous. What madness inhabits the minds of a people to be so ignorant ?

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