US Military Strategists Call for Nuclear Weapons Reduction
McElwee, Joshua J., National Catholic Reporter
Concluding what many in the Catholic community--from activists to bishops--have for decades, an influential panel of U.S. military strategists in mid-May called for an 80 percent reduction in the number of the nation's nuclear weapons, saying current policy "unnecessarily incurs risks of unintentionally initiating a nuclear conflict."
In a report released May 16 by the advocacy group Global Zero, retired Gen. James Cartwright and others argue that the U.S. should reduce the total number of its warheads to 900 or less and with only half of them deployed at any one time, take the weapons off what is known as high-alert status, and reconsider moves to create several new nuclear weapons manufacturing facilities across the country.
In a conference call with …
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Publication information: Article title: US Military Strategists Call for Nuclear Weapons Reduction. Contributors: McElwee, Joshua J. - Author. Magazine title: National Catholic Reporter. Volume: 48. Issue: 16 Publication date: May 25, 2012. Page number: 16. © 2009 National Catholic Reporter. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.
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