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No First-Use will be a Stronger Nuclear Deterrent

Hufffington Post
September 7, 2017
By John Ashley

On the January 24, 2017, Senator Ed Markey (D-Mass) introduced the Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2017 (S. 200) to the Senate, which would “prohibit the conduct of a first-use nuclear strike absent a declaration of war by Congress” if passed into law. The idea of a first strike is nothing new; it is a relic of the Cold War, when the world’s two competing superpowers were always on the verge of nuclear annihilation.
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