By Lawrence Wittner
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From one in all our best social thinkers, a compelling case for the removing of nuclear guns. in the course of his impeachment complaints, Richard Nixon boasted, "I can pass into my workplace and choose up the phone and in twenty-five mins seventy million humans should be lifeless. " Nixon was once safely describing not just his personal strength but in addition the facility of each American president within the nuclear age.
This booklet examines the clients and demanding situations of a world phase-out of hugely enriched uranium—and the dangers of this fabric another way getting used by means of terrorists to make atom bombs. Terrorist teams, similar to Al Qaeda, have confirmed many times that they search to obtain nuclear guns. Unbeknownst even to many safety experts, lots of bomb-grade uranium are trafficked legally every year for ostensibly peaceable reasons.
This ebook examines using thoughts – particularly ‘weapons of mass destruction’ (WMD) – in US international coverage discourse. present research of WMD definition has made headway into making a choice on the repercussions that the conceptual conflation of such various guns – commonly understood as a connection with nuclear, organic and chemical guns – has for foreign defense.
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