Scott Horton Interviews Matt Barganier

Scott Horton, July 28, 2011

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Antiwar.com editor Matt Barganier discusses this week’s Viewpoints section and his criteria for selecting opinion pieces; Jeff Huber’s humorous take on the “blame Iran for everything” game; David Theroux’s article on prioritizing which government abuses to tackle first; how the editors of Antiwar.com’s main page make Antiwar Radio’s topic and guest selection process much easier; and Come Home America‘s left-right coalition to end the wars and restore our civil liberties.

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Matt Barganier is the editor of Antiwar.com.

5 Responses to “Matt Barganier”

  1. Can you send an email to NathanielBoyar@yahoo.com please with an Email address where I can reach a site administrator or an editor? I often notice typos and have other suggestions I think would improve the site :) Thanks – Nate (The links to contact you guys are broken.)

  2. For corrections to the home page, columns, opinion pieces, or other articles with an original.antiwar.com/ URL, please email editor@antiwar.com, and the editor on duty should take care of them. For corrections to blog posts, news items (news.antiwar.com/), Antiwar Radio posts, etc., please email the author directly. Contact info is here: http://antiwar.com/who.php.

  3. Trident missile engineer Bob Aldridge -www.plrc.org-wrote on the missiles in Bulgaria, Romania and Poland by 2015: "Whether they are on ships or land, they are still a necessary component for an unanswerable first strike." To take out the missiles surviving First Strike with Minuteman-3 and Trident-2.. According to Bob Aldridge the US Navy can track and destroy all enemy submarines simultaneously. Pursuing a disarming first strike capability is suicidal because it leads to Launch On Warning, probably by 2014. For that reason Bob Aldridge resigned and wrote "First Strike! The Pentagon´s Strategy For Nuclear War" and "Nuclear Empire" (Ch. 9 on anti-submarine warfare). And I´ll recommend Bob Aldridge´s most recent book America in Peril.

  4. The Counterforce Syndrome, the first book by Robert C. Aldridge says it all. Now the warheads on Minuteman-3 and Trident-2 have CEPs of less than 30 meters. That´s not needed for MAD !!! Maybe, as former CND Information Officer David Guinness suggested "It´s only for diplomatic blackmail". Anyway, it leads to Launch On Warning, probably in 2014 and probably unannounced. Bloody fools in the Pentagon ! MAD is not enough for them. The bloody Pentagon aims to achieve an unanswerable first strike capability. Idiots !!!

  5. That was the reason GPS, formerly known as NAVSTAR, was developed. For mid-course correction of Minuteman-3 and Trident-2 by First Strike. MX was cancelled but the warhead was put on Minuteman-3 to minimize nuclear winter effects when used against missile silos – like the D5 on Trident-2 – Professor Paul Rogers. Only for Blackmail ?

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