10 nov. 2008

Using Nukes to Stop Nukes (CSIS/NATO publication)

Towards a Grand Strategy for an Uncertain World:

Simultaneously observing proportionality and damage limita-
tion will become extremely difficult in cases where the use of
nuclear weapons must be considered. The first use of nuclear
weapons must remain in the quiver of escalation as the ulti-
mate instrument to prevent the use of weapons of mass de-
struction, in order to avoid truly existential dangers.
This is another classic example of doublespeak.

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