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These Cold War hawks are now championing an end to nuclear weapons

The Washington Post
October 6, 2017
By Amanda Erickson

It was an op-ed that turned heads: “A World Free of Nuclear Weapons.” The 2007 piece, co-authored by George P. Shultz, Henry A. Kissinger, William J. Perry and Sam Nunn, laid out the case for disarmament. “Unless urgent new actions are taken, the U.S. soon will be compelled to enter a new nuclear era that will be more precarious, psychologically disorienting, and economically even more costly than was Cold War deterrence,” they wrote. “Can a worldwide consensus be forged that defines a series of practical steps leading to major reductions in the nuclear danger?” Their answer: Yes.
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