11/15/19 Daniel Ellsberg on America’s Hair-Trigger Nuclear Holocaust

11/15/19 Daniel Ellsberg on America’s Hair-Trigger Nuclear Holocaust

Daniel Ellsberg discusses the Kings Bay Plowshares case, in which he was set to testify as an expert witness before such testimony was banned by the judge at the last moment. His testimony would have centered on the threat that these Trident missiles pose to end almost all human life on earth. He says most people are totally unaware of just how dangerous the global nuclear situation is at the moment, and how easily a nuclear war could be set off. Ellsberg applauds people like the Kings Bay Plowshares 7, who are willing to put their lives and liberty on the line, and who inspired him to leak the Pentagon Papers that helped bring an end to the Vietnam War.

Discussed on the show:

  • “The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers (2009)” (IMDb)
  • “11/7/19 Francis Boyle in Defense of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7” (The Libertarian Institute)

Daniel Ellsberg is a former Marine Corps company commander and nuclear expert for the Rand Corporation. He is the leaker behind the Pentagon Papers, which revealed the truth behind the Vietnam War. He is the author of Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers and The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner.

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About Scott Horton

Scott Horton is director of the Libertarian Institute, editorial director of Antiwar.com, host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles, California and podcasts the Scott Horton Show from ScottHorton.org. He’s the author of the 2017 book, Fool’s Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan and editor of The Great Ron Paul: The Scott Horton Show Interviews 2004–2019. He’s conducted more than 5,500 interviews since 2003. Scott lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, investigative reporter Larisa Alexandrovna Horton. He is a fan of, but no relation to the lawyer from Harper’s. Scott’s Twitter, YouTube, Patreon.

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