William Perry served as Clinton’s defense secretary from 1994 – 1997, is currently the Nuclear Risk Reduction and Preventive Defense Project co-director.
In an interview with Sputnik News, Perry warned about reckless US policy. Perry agrees in remarks delivered before a defense writers group, warning of a potentially disastrous new nuclear arms race, saying:
“We’re now at the precipice, maybe I should say the brink, of a new nuclear arms race. This arms race will be at least as expensive as the arms race we had during the Cold War, which is a lot of money.”
Washington intends spending $1 trillion over the next 30 years, upgrading its nuclear arsenal along with increasing US-led provocative actions near Russia’s borders – risking direct confrontation.
Nuclear war by design or accident is a risk too great to take. Perry said he “probably…would not have” highlighted the threat
“10 years ago – but today, we now face the kind of dangers of a nuclear event like we had during the Cold War, an accidental war. I see an imperative to stop this damn nuclear arms race from accelerating again.”
He stopped short of explaining it’s fuelled by Washington’s longstanding rage for regime change in Russia, as well as all other independent states.
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