The large weight of the military-industrial complex has distorted society--economically and spiritually--to such an extent that the society now depends on war like a drug addict depends on his dose.
Translated By Simone Urru
August 3rd, 2008
Italy - Effedieffe - Original Article (Italian)
The National Defense Authorization Act, signed by Bush in 2008, had already ratified the presence of atomic propulsion in new aircraft carriers, submarines and cruisers.
Motivation: "The future of our naval force must free itself from fossil fuel. If we eliminate the necessity for fossil fuel, the effectiveness and power of our forces will increase a lot."
But the Defense National Authorization Bill for 2009--approved by 384 of 407-- adds a further alarming element: atomic propulsion will be operating in "Landing Vehicles," as well. In short, landing crafts, included in the progressive overgrowth of American armament: LHDs* and LHAs* are designed with a platform used for vertical take-off; smaller Landing Platform Docks (LPDs) carry heavy vehicles as well as storm troops. They are all "expendable" warships, subject to direct enemy fire and therefore to an inevitable damage.