Nuclear Policy in Disarray
Keeny, Spurgeon M., Jr., Arms Control Today
The growing conviction that nuclear weapons serve no military purpose except to deter their use by others suffered a major setback recently when senior Clinton administration officials sought to establish nuclear weapons as a deterrent to the use of chemical weapons (CW). Such an expansion of the role of nuclear weapons would violate existing U.S. "negative security assurances" which strictly limit the use of nuclear weapons. Unless this broader role is promptly repudiated, the United States will be seen as moving toward greater, rather than less, reliance on nuclear weapons-a development that will compromise U.S. leadership in strengthening the nuclear non-proliferation regime. …
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Publication information: Article title: Nuclear Policy in Disarray. Contributors: Keeny, Spurgeon M., Jr. - Author. Magazine title: Arms Control Today. Volume: 26. Issue: 3 Publication date: April 1996. Page number: 2. © 2003 Arms Control Association. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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