Accession Number:

ADA555141

Title:

Forecasting Zero: U.S. Nuclear History and the Low Probability of Disarmament

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

72.0

Abstract:

When four luminaries of U.S. policymaking - Cold Warriors, all - penned a 2007 op-ed calling for global nuclear disarmament, a shock wave emanated through the policy community in Washington and abroad. Had age or the stress of public life finally taken its toll on these elder statesmen How could the goal of disarmament be practically achieved Was their plea, in fact, a cynical ploy to strengthen a conventionally dominant United States Were not communist sympathizers, naive world government types, or a periodically randy anti-nuclear movement the only ones who took disarmament seriously Perhaps most important, did their statement reflect a convergence of sentiment in the United States in favor of abolition Might the United States abolish nuclear weapons in our lifetime

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE