Juliette Kayyem on the U.S. nuclear arsenal

Smart Nuclear Reduction
The Boston Globe
February 27, 2012
Op-ed by: Juliette Kayyem, lecturer in public policy with the Belfer Center and member of the Belfer Center Board of Directors
Topic: U.S. nuclear arsenal

“THERE ARE many ways for war to end: a decisive win, a painful defeat, a slog toward a tenuous political transfer, or even a ‘surge’ in the guise of an exit. Any way you look at it, President Obama has gotten us out of two long wars.

Surely, the Cold War can’t be harder? But wait, it’s already been won. Nonetheless, from the cacophony of chest-thumping hard-liners over the mere suggestion, leaked to the press, that the White House may be considering reductions in our nuclear arsenal, the good old days of duck-and-cover live on.”

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