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Saturday, May 8, 2010

The myth of missile defense as a deterrent from It is 6 Minutes to Midnight | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists by Yousaf Butt

The myth of missile defense as a deterrent
from It is 6 Minutes to Midnight | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists by Yousaf Butt


The Obama administration's long-awaited Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) "establishes U.S. nuclear policy, strategy, capabilities and force posture for the next five to ten years." The review signals a fresh approach to nuclear doctrine; however, its reliance on missile defense as an element of nuclear deterrence is wrong. Such systems are useless, dangerous, and destabilizing, and ramping up reliance on missile defenses because of planned reductions to the U.S.

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