Nuclear Weapons Remain a Strong Deterrent to War
Stephen Chapman Copyright Creators Syndicate, Inc., St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
In 1928, world leaders signed the historic Kellogg-Briand Pact, which outlawed war forever. Alas, it didn't put an end to military conflict. But its failure didn't put an end to utopian fantasies, either.
One of those dreams is a nuclear-free world, which has been around as long as nuclear weapons. Recently, it has been championed by a seemingly unlikely group - 60 retired generals and admirals from around the world who signed a manifesto calling for the "complete and irrevocable elimination of nuclear weapons."
Their chief spokesman is retired Gen. Lee Butler, former head of the Strategic Air Command, the military's nuclear arm, who has been lionized for an …
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