Dan Goure

Lexington Institute

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Vice President of the Lexington Institute, a defense think-tank in Arlington, Virginia; former Director of the Pentagon's Office of Strategic Competitiveness in the first Bush Administration

Dan Goure on KCRW

The Cold War is over, and even the commander of America’s nuclear forces says an atomic attack by Russia is “hardly worth discussing.”

Are America’s Aging Nuclear Weapons Worth Restoring?

The Cold War is over, and even the commander of America’s nuclear forces says an atomic attack by Russia is “hardly worth discussing.”

from To the Point

More than 15 years in the making, the F-35 striker jet still has trouble landing on wet runways.

The F-35 Striker Jet and Pork Barrel Politics

More than 15 years in the making, the F-35 striker jet still has trouble landing on wet runways.

from To the Point

President Obama's goal of a world without nuclear weapons is a long way off.  The  Nuclear Posture Review , announced yesterday, is a new strategy for America's existing arsenal.

Obama Charts Middle Path on Nuclear Arms

President Obama's goal of a world without nuclear weapons is a long way off.  The Nuclear Posture Review , announced yesterday, is a new strategy for America's existing arsenal.

from Which Way, L.A.?

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P eople like Becky Dennison are working to address to one  of America’s most urgent crises with a straightforward approach.

from Scheer Intelligence

The goods movement is the backbone of Southern California’s Inland Empire. With the threat of automation looming, what’s going to happen to the people getting replaced by robots?

from Greater LA

These are some interesting texts.

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Jet aircraft, carrier task forces and tanks consume vast amounts of fossil fuel--while emitting vast amounts of greenhouse gases. The Pentagon’s carbon footprint is bigger than those of many entire nations. Now, it’s caught in the middle. It’s a massive contributor to climate change, which is threatening its mission worldwide. Seaports and airstrips are being flooded or burned out, and restoring operations costs many millions of dollars. Meantime, environmental damage is leading to instability and the prospect of international violence. Water shortages have increased tensions in the Middle East and caused new hostilities between India and Pakistan, two nuclear powers. Russia and China are taking advantage of changing conditions. Will politicians who scorn environmentalists and mistrust climate scientists listen to the warnings of military leaders?

from To the Point

President Trump is holding a press conference at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. In a speech to the U.N.

from News Stories

The House of Representatives appears to be moving toward impeachment of President Trump.

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

Greta Thunberg inspired Fridays for Future--school strikes around the world.  Were the leaders of major polluters paying attention? Not according to what they told the United Nations.

from To the Point

Lots of news this week.

from Left, Right & Center

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is speaking to reporters after meeting with the House Democratic caucus.

from News Stories