History: The Myth of Nuclear Deterrence

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March
14

But whereas many who oppose nuclear weapons take a stand on moral, ethical, or even economic grounds, Wilson takes a more practical approach, arguing through careful research that nuclear weapons do not possess certain essential qualities claimed by their advocates*qualities that have fostered a mythology about nuclear weapons that few have questioned. Sixty-three years after the first and only use of nuclear weapons in war, it is not too soon to question the assumptions underpinning the desire to acquire or retain the original weapon of mass destruction.

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