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Kronologi over fredssagen og international politik 8. februar 2012 / Time Line February 8, 2012

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7. Februar 2012, 9. Februar 2012

Den amerikanske enhedskommando for Vietnam oprettes, 1962.

Militærkup i Maldiverne.
Litteratur: Thousands of Maldivians condemn 'coup' : Supporters rally in Male to demand Mohamed Nasheed's return to power, a day after he was forced to quit as president. Al Jazeera, 9. februar 2012.

Edward Markey to introduce bill to trim nuclear capability / Bryan Bender, Boston Globe
WASHINGTON -- Taking aim at an area of federal spending left unchecked for generations, two dozen lawmakers today plan to propose legislation mandating deep cuts in the US nuclear arsenal – including submarines, missiles, aircraft, and weapons design laboratories “We need more nuclear weapons programs like Lady Gaga needs another outfit,” Markey said.
Markey Introduces SANE Act to Cut Bloated Nuclear Weapons Budget
Congressman joined by 34 co-sponsors on legislation to cut $100 billion over next decade from outdated nuclear weapons programs
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Edward J. Markey took to the House floor to decry the wasteful spending in America’s nuclear weapons programs and to introduce legislation that would cut $100 billion over the next ten years from America’s bloated nuclear weapons budget. The Smarter Approach to Nuclear Expenditures (SANE) Act of 2012 cuts specific nuclear weapons and related programs and makes our nuclear weapons forces the right size for the 21st century.
“It is insane that Republicans are proposing to block the automatic defense cuts mandated by the debt deal while America’s nuclear weapons budget teems with billions in wasteful spending,” said Rep. Markey, senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and founder of the Nonproliferation Task Force. “It is insane to spend hundreds of billions on new nuclear bombs and delivery systems to fight a long-past Cold War while ignoring our 21st century security needs and seeking to cut Medicare, Medicaid and social programs that millions of Americans depend on. The SANE Act will cut spending on outdated, wasteful nuclear weapons and related programs over the next ten years and will strengthen our long-term economic and national security.”
Cosponsors: Lee (CA), Clarke (MI), Jackson (IL), Stark (CA), Woolsey (CA), Holt (NJ), Filner (CA), Slaughter (NY), Nadler (NY), Brady (PA), Kucinich (OH), Lewis (GA), Conyers (MI), Grijalva (AZ), Holmes Norton (DC), Braley (IA), Polis (CO), Honda (CA), Blumenauer (OR), Frank (MA), Ellison (MN), Maloney (NY), Kaptur (OH), DeFazio (OR), Bishop (NY), McGovern (MA), Richardson (CA), Olver (MA), McDermott (WA), Payne (NJ), Eshoo (CA), Christensen (VI), Tierney (MA), Farr (CA).
The SANE Act is endorsed by the Congressional Progressive Caucus and: Alliance of Baptists on the Interfaith Committee on Nuclear Disarmament, Church of the Brethren, Citizens for Global Solutions, Colorado Coalition for the Prevention of Nuclear War, Cumberland Countians for Peace & Justice, DC Statehood Green Party, Franciscan Action Network, Friends Committee on National Legislation, Georgia WAND, Global Green USA (US affiliate of Green Cross International), Global Security Institute and Bipartisan Security Group, Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy, Los Alamos Study Group, National Council of Churches of Christ, USA, Network for Environmental & Economic Responsibility of United Church of Christ, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, Nuclear Watch New Mexico, Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance, Peace Action, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Ploughshares Fund, Project on Government Oversight (POGO), Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center, Tri-Valley CAREs, Women's Action for New Directions.
GAO: NNSA Needs to Improve Guidance on Weapon Limitations and Planning for Its Stockpile Surveillance Program, 2012. - 39 pp. -
'Most weapons in the U.S. nuclear stockpile were produced over 20 years ago and are being sustained beyond original design lifetimes. It is critical to ensure that these weapons are safe, secure, and reliable to perform as the nation’s nuclear deterrent. The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), a semiautonomous agency within the Department of Energy, is responsible for the nation’s nuclear weapons program. NNSA identifies nuclear weapon limitations—areas where military requirements may not be met—and conducts nonnuclear tests to evaluate the condition and reliability of weapons through its nuclear stockpile surveillance program.'

Politiken afslører, at den tidligere chef for Hærens Operative Kommando, Poul Kiærskou, efter alt at dømme har beordret officerer om at lyve om antallet af fanger, som danske soldater har taget i Irak. Dermed er Folketinget blevet vildledt mindst 13 gange i dennne sag.

Human Rights Watch: US: Wrong Time for Bahrain Arms Deal
Its Government Has Yet to Deliver on Accountability, Reforms
Washington, DC - The Obama administration’s decision to move forward on a $1 million arms sale to Bahrain sends the wrong signal to a country that is engaged in serious human rights abuses, Human Rights Watch said today.
“Bahrain has made many promises to cease abuses and hold officials accountable, but it hasn’t delivered,” said Maria McFarland, deputy Washington director at Human Rights Watch. “Protesters remain jailed on criminal charges for peacefully speaking out and there has been little accountability for torture and killings – crimes in which the Bahrain Defense Force is implicated.”



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