Monday, August 19, 2013

Global threat of nuclear deterrence | The Japan Times

Nuclear weapons are uniquely destructive and hence uniquely threatening to all our security. There is a compelling need to challenge and overcome the reigning complacency on the nuclear risks and dangers, and to sensitize policy communities to the urgency and gravity of the nuclear threats and the availability of nonnuclear alternatives as anchors of national and international security orders.

The transformation of anti-nuclear movements into coalitions of change requires a shift from street protest to engagement with politics and policy.

A nuclear catastrophe could destroy us anytime. Because we have learned to live with nuclear weapons for 68 years, we have become desensitized to the gravity and immediacy of the threat.

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Comment: Giving the nuclear football (the briefcase with all the launch codes) to the same person they gave a Nobel Peace Prize to for doing absolutely nothing sure as hell doesn't make me feel any safer either. We are living in perilous times and are too numbed by Prozac and watching Dancing with the Stars to care.

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