02/10/17 – Tom Collina on the enduring Cold War-era ‘nuclear sponge’ plan to lure Russian missiles to 5 sacrificial Midwestern states – The Scott Horton Show

Tom Collina, the policy director for Ploughshares Fund, discusses why the Trump administration is planning to spend $100 billion to replace hundreds of old ICBMs deployed across Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Wyoming, even though they are part of an outdated ‘nuclear sponge’ plan designed to draw Russian missiles to America’s upper Midwest in the event of nuclear war. Tom goes on to explain why ICBMs don’t make any strategic sense and should be phased out entirely – and why Trump just might be the president who can do it.


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