links for 2010-05-04

  • The United States has 5,113 nuclear warheads in its stockpile and many thousands more that have been retired and are awaiting dismantling, according to a senior defense official.

    The release of the number of warheads marks only the second time in U.S. history the government has released the once top secret information.

    The Pentagon statistics show the nuclear stockpile was reduced by 75 percent between the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and September 30, 2009, and 84 percent since its peak of more than 31,255 in 1967.

    The 5,113 warheads include active and inactive ones, according to the senior defense official.
    Probably not a smart move by the Obama Administration to give America's enemies information

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  • Sato Travel

    The US ended its support for Iran and instead supported Iraq in a brutal war through the 1980s against Iran where over 1 million people died. More recently, Iran was described as being part of an “axis of evil” by US President George Bush, as part of his “war on terror.”