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Rethinking Nuclear Weapons


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In 1980, maintenance crewmen check a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in a Missouri silo.
DOD Defense Visual Info Center/Wikimedia Commons
In 1980, maintenance crewmen check a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in a Missouri silo.

Former secretaries of state Henry Kissinger and George Shultz called for an end to nuclear weapons a few years ago, but the movement failed to gain a foothold. So why do countries continue to spend billions of dollars to modernize and expand their nuclear arsenals? What would make nuclear disarmament possible? Ward Wilson joins us to talk about his book, "Five Myths About Nuclear Weapons."

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Ward Wilson, author and senior fellow at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies
  • David Straub, associate director of the Korean Studies Program at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University and former director of the U.S. State Department's Office of Korean Affairs

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