Openness in a nuclear world

Steiner, Arthur
March 1981
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Mar1981, Vol. 37 Issue 3, p39
The article presents information on nuclear warfare. The total absence of nuclear weapons and its belief by the international powers can avoid the risk of nuclear wars. They can be further prevented if there is mutual international trust regarding disarmament. Thirdly all strategic planning and preparations for wars must be permanently stalled. The risk of nuclear accidents and unauthorized usage of nuclear weapons arises from the increasing nuclear stockpiles. Reduction of armaments would represent the efforts of the U.S. and the Soviet Union towards the fulfillment of nuclear non-proliferation, to the non-nuclear nations.


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