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Friday, February 03, 2006
  PROJECT FOR THE NEW AMERICAN CENTURY




Nuclear Policy Research Institute Releases Analysis Report:

The Political, Intellectual, and Strategic Roots of the Current United States Defense Policy:

The Project for the New American Century

Washington, DC—The Nuclear Policy Research Institute (NPRI) released a new report today examining the role of the Project for the New American Century (PNAC) in the creation of the current U.S. defense policy. Titled The Political, Intellectual, and Strategic Roots of the Current United State Defense Policy: The Project for the New American Century, the 16-page report reviews the PNAC document, Rebuilding America’s Defenses, as a template for current U.S. nuclear policies.

NPRI Executive Director Julie R. Enszer said, “This report is an accessible analysis of the profound impact of the PNAC on the defense policies of the United States and, consequently, on the lives of all Americans.”

NPRI Founder and President Helen Caldicott, M.D., said from Australia, “The influence of the PNAC upon all aspects of current U.S. nuclear policies is undeniable. After reading this report it becomes obvious that the United States must remove the notion of ‘usable’ nuclear weapons from its military policies and work toward rapid elimination of nuclear weapons between Russia and the United States. Together these two countries own 97% of the 30,000 nuclear weapons on the planet today.

“We are all at risk because these nuclear arsenals stand on hair-trigger alert, ready for launching with the press of a button. This analysis of the PNAC makes for essential but chilling reading for the American people.”

The report is available online at www.nuclearpolicy.org or by calling NPRI at (202) 822-9800.(link 1); (LINK 2: DOWNLOAD PDF)

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Nuclear Policy Research Institute - Nuclear Week in Review (Vol. 80)

by Dr. John G. Duesler, Jr.

http://www.nuclearpolicy.org/NewsAll.cfm?Menu=News


After listening to William Kristol (co-founder of Project for a New American Century and long-time advocate for the removal of Saddam Hussein) being interviewed today by Terry Gross (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1901035), it became evident to me that the current White House administration has high-jacked many of the central tenets of the neo-conservative ideology as a grinder through which many in President Bush's cabinet could perpetuate their Cold War pedigree along which many there have been bred. We find Cold War influences interlaced in our U.S. "war-time" economy, suspension of civil rights during "war times," huge federal budget deficits to fight the "war on terrorism," and political leaders using their interpretations of "God's will" to justify the spreading of "freedom and democracy" around the globe.(...) (article continues - link)


 
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