The US Air Force conducts an unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile test launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base, in California on October 2, 2019. America’s arsenal of more than 400 Minuteman-III silo-deployed intercontinental missiles is a dramatic demonstration of US power. Photo: AP
The US Air Force conducts an unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile test launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base, in California on October 2, 2019. America’s arsenal of more than 400 Minuteman-III silo-deployed intercontinental missiles is a dramatic demonstration of US power. Photo: AP
Julian Spencer-Churchill
Opinion

Opinion

Julian Spencer-Churchill

Three things wrong with the pledge by nuclear powers to never use their weapons

  • The US, Russia, China, France and the UK took a stand against the spread of nuclear weapons and their use in war, yet their pledge, as it stands, actually weakens the effectiveness of nuclear stockpiles in preventing conventional combat from breaking out

The US Air Force conducts an unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile test launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base, in California on October 2, 2019. America’s arsenal of more than 400 Minuteman-III silo-deployed intercontinental missiles is a dramatic demonstration of US power. Photo: AP
The US Air Force conducts an unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile test launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base, in California on October 2, 2019. America’s arsenal of more than 400 Minuteman-III silo-deployed intercontinental missiles is a dramatic demonstration of US power. Photo: AP
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