Trump arms control official suggests nuking Afghanistan


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Trump official now working on arms control issues once suggested nuking Afghanistan

If there was ever a news story that made you want to play the 80s-era Fun Boy Three song The Lunatics Are Taking Over The Asylum at top volume, it’s today’s revelation that the Trump administration had placed a former right-wing talk radio personality and naval intelligence officer — who, after the 9/11 attacks, suggested attacking Afghanistan with nuclear weapons — in a job working on arms control issues at the State Department.

According to two U.S. officials familiar with the story — which was first reported in The Washington Post — Frank Wuco, now a senior adviser at the State Department’s Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, was working in the Department of Homeland Security last year when a CNN investigation uncovered his history of promoting the types of extremist conspiracy theories usually associated with right-wing nut jobs in tin foil hats…and Donald Trump.

Among the thoroughly discredited claims that Wuco has disseminated are… [more]


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