Experts Say

Nuclear Mythologies Are Getting Worse

Family Security Matters
June 1, 2017
By Peter Huessy

Opponents of America's planned nuclear modernization effort believe the United States deterrent policy is going for a first strike against the Russians or the Chinese and must be roped in. They claim the US is now deliberately targeting our adversary's weapons, not their cities, as part of a long dreamed of capability to disarm them in a sudden, first strike. In this narrative, missile defense, a recent test of which worked perfectly, is not to protect Americans against rogue or aggressive state missile threats such as North Korea, but is also part of America's first strike strategy, designed to shoot down whatever small number of warheads our adversary's might have left to shoot back at us after we have attacked them first.
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