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President Trump Must Reject Plan to Use Nuclear Arms Under Any Circumstances
WASHINGTON - According to reports, President Trump is considering a plan drafted by the Pentagon that would permit the use of nuclear weapons to respond to cyberattacks, including attacks on U.S. infrastructure like a power grid or communications. Daphne Eviatar, director of security with human rights at Amnesty International USA, issued this statement:
“Nuclear arms are the most destructive and indiscriminate weapons ever created, causing utterly catastrophic harm. They should never be used for any reason. The Trump administration must work toward eliminating nuclear weapons, rather than expanding the circumstances under which they can be used.”
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This statement can be found online at https://www.amnestyusa.org/press-releases/president-trump-must-reject-plan-to-use-nuclear-arms-under-any-circumstances/
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