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US to the World: “We Can’t Eliminate Our Nukes, Because We Rely on Our Nukes"


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US to the World: “We Can’t Eliminate Our Nukes, Because We Rely on Our Nukes"

Kevin Martin

Last week, the United Nations took an historic step towards global elimination of nuclear weapons, in voting to begin negotiations next year on a treaty to ban nukes. The U.S. and other nuclear weapon states, other than North Korea, declined to support the resolution, with the U.S. and its allies lobbying hard to defeat it. The contradictions in the official U.S. statement are myriad, but here are just a few.


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One side wants gun bans to stop shootings. The other argues that arming people will stop shootings. Likewise, one side wants nuke bans, the other wants to arm countries with nukes so they can defend themselves from incursions (achieve Mutually Assured Destruction?).

Would these arguments be heard in a world with no significant wealth/power inequality? One where all the people make the laws, not the money-power?

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