Fatal Choice: Nuclear Weapons: Survival Or Sentence

Fatal Choice Nuclear Weapons Survival Or Sentence We continue to face a choice with respect to nuclear weapons either to move safely toward their elimination or to remain their victim A forty year effort to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons is br

  • Title: Fatal Choice: Nuclear Weapons: Survival Or Sentence
  • Author: Richard Butler
  • ISBN: 9780813340975
  • Page: 449
  • Format: Paperback
  • We continue to face a choice with respect to nuclear weapons either to move safely toward their elimination or to remain their victim A forty year effort to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons is breaking down, and the likely acquisition of these weapons by terrorist groups is growing In Fatal Choice, Richard Butler, a well known and respected voice on the subject ofWe continue to face a choice with respect to nuclear weapons either to move safely toward their elimination or to remain their victim A forty year effort to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons is breaking down, and the likely acquisition of these weapons by terrorist groups is growing In Fatal Choice, Richard Butler, a well known and respected voice on the subject of nuclear weapons, argues that we are poised on the verge of a second and much threatening nuclear arms race than the one experienced throughout the Cold War This threat is clearly reflected in nuclear weapons development by India, Pakistan, Iraq, and North Korea The revival by the Bush administration of missile defense will not deal with the problem but worsen it Butler outlines the steps that can be taken to give effect to the right choice on nuclear weapons.

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    1. Richard Butler, a proponent of the abolition of all nuclear weapons, has written an important book concerning the current state of nuclear weapons in the world. His main thesis states that the problem with nuclear weapons are the weapons themselves and anything short of getting rid of them a futile effort. Specifically he refers to the Bush administrations future deployment of National Missile Defence as the "fatal choice." According to Butler, the advocates of missile defense and other measures [...]

    2. Former U.N. envoy Richard Butler delves into his area of expertise in nuclear proliferation and concludes that the only way to prevent the spread of these weapons is for *no* country to have them - at all.

    3. Written by my professor and though it is a little dated now this continues to be a useful text for explaining the real world impact of nuclear weapons, their use, development and elimination.

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