The 'World without Nuclear Weapons' Fiction

Many politicians -- not just overt leftists, but also self-professed "right-wingers" and "centrists" like Robert Gates and John McCain -- say they want a "world without nuclear weapons."  This is a childish fantasy, and it's time for the U.S. to stop pursuing it. During the Cold War, when the U.S. and the Soviet Union both assembled large nuclear arsenals and the related delivery systems, presidents of both parties (including Truman, Eisenhower, and Kennedy), and practically the entire left, began to dream about a world without nuclear weapons.  This unrealistic goal later became a credo for presidents and most foreign policy officials of both parties.  In 1961, President Kennedy even created an Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA), whose objective is to disarm the U.S. and the rest of the world completely, and signed the misguided "Freedom from the Scourge of War Act," which created that agency. This was lunacy already during the Cold War because neither the...(Read Full Article)

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