Thursday, February 19, 2009

Learning Not to Love the Bomb

This op-ed column in the NYT by Philip Taubman on nuclear arms reduction is a welcome sign that we might once again be moving in that direction.

One provocative road map for moving away from nuclear deterrence comes from a quartet of cold war leaders — Henry Kissinger and George Shultz, former secretaries of state; William Perry, a former secretary of defense; and Sam Nunn, a former chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee. Two years ago, they bridged their ideological differences to call, improbably, for the abolition of nuclear weapons, and they proposed a series of interim steps to reduce nuclear dangers, stop the spread of bomb-making materials and lay the groundwork for a nuclear-free world.

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