[act-ma] 6/23 Preparations for Nuclear War with China over Taiwan – Then and Now with Daniel Ellsberg

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Sun Jun 20 11:12:35 PDT 2021


    Preparations for Nuclear War with China over Taiwan – Then and Now

Online Event


1 hr 30 min
Event by *Massachusetts Peace Action 


Public· Anyone on or off Facebook
Daniel Ellsberg has done it again! 50 years after his courageous 
whistleblowing release of the Pentagon’s secret Vietnam War history, The 
Pentagon Papers, he has again shaken the nation and the world with a new 
revelation. It has critically important implications for the new Cold 
War confrontation with China and the debate over the possibility over 
Congress or the the Biden Administration adopting a No First Use nuclear 
For more than 60 years the government has kept secret its 1958 
willingness to completely sacrifice Taiwan in order to save it. During 
that Taiwan crisis, the Eisenhower administration prepared and 
threatened to attack China with nuclear weapons. Ellsberg’s revelation 
demonstrates that Eisenhower and Dulles were willing to accept a 
retaliatory Soviet nuclear attack on Taiwan following U.S. nuclear 
bombing of China.
As the U.S. and China ratchet up tensions over Taiwan, Ellsberg asserts 
that the Pentagon must again be debating the possibility of sacrificing 
Taiwan and its people to save them.
Join us for our webinar with this brilliant and courageous American 
hero! Register to attend: 
Daniel Ellsberg served as consultant on nuclear planning and command and 
control for the Eisenhower, Kennedy and Johnson administrations. 
Ellsberg is best known for precipitating a national political 
controversy in 1971 when he released the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret 
Pentagon study of the U.S. government decision-making in relation to the 
Vietnam War. Ellsberg was charged under the Espionage Act along with 
other charges, carrying a total maximum sentence of 115 years. Because 
of governmental misconduct and illegal evidence-gathering his conviction 
was dismissed. He has since been a leading analyst and nonviolent 
activist. His books include: Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the 
Pentagon Papers, and The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War 
Sponsored by Massachusetts Peace Action, the Campaign for Peace 
Disarmament and Common Security, and the Committee for a SANE U.S.-China 


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