Experts Say

Nuclear Deterrence: A Failed Doctrine?


March 25, 2018
By Dr Philip Webber, Chair, Scientists

In the nuclear armed countries, our politicians routinely tell us that nuclear weapons are the ultimate guarantee of our security. They also claim that nuclear weapons have kept the peace through nuclear deterrence since their use by the USA against Japan in 1945 at the end of the Second World War. Here I present evidence in this article that throws serious doubt on both these claims.
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