US Nuclear Weapons Policy and Posture

Richard Garwin, IBM
Fellow Emeritus at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center, and Lisbeth
, senior scientist and co-director of the Global Security
Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, joined us for a discussion of
US nuclear weapons policy and posture
issues.  Their new report, Toward True Security, outlines ten unilateral steps
the next president could take to change U.S. nuclear weapons policy.  The
report argues that to prevent more nations-and eventually terrorists-from
acquiring nuclear weapons, the United States will need to drastically reduce the
role that nuclear weapons play in its security policies, and that putting the
world on a path toward the elimination of these weapons is the preferred

To see the Union of Concerned Scientists’ February 2008 Global Security report entitled, “Toward True Security: Ten Steps the Next President Should Take to Transform U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy,” please click here.

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