Disarmament During The Cold War Essay
In order to make any progress it seems the necessary step is a public rejection of the practice of threatening nuclear annihilation in international politics. In addition, the concept of holding civilian centers hostage is an archaic form of deterrence that should be discarded. Lastly, all the nuclear powers need to pursue a path towards disarmament as well working to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons. However, it seems that …show more content…
Discusses how due to various causes including the aging of Russian nuclear systems, the lack of modernization in the Chinese nuclear systems, and the vulnerability of these country's systems in general, it can be seen that the United States is at a point where it is close to if not able to carry out a successful first strike. It also talks of the effects this has on the world.
25 Newman, Richard J., Thomas Omestad, Franklin Foer, and Major Garrett. "A mutually assured destruction." U.S. News & World Report 127.16 (Oct 25, 1999): 18. Student Resource Center - Bronze. Gale. CENTRAL BUCKS HIGH SCHOOL SOUTH. 8 Nov. 2007 <http://find.galegroup.com/ips/start.do?prodId=IPS>. Talks about the global ramifications of the rejection of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty by the senate and its rejection is a clear example of the unwillingness the nuclear powers exhibit towards limitation of their nuclear