Surviving in a Nuclear Armed World: An Unexamined Assumption
President Obama speaking in Berlin on Wednesday took the first step in his 2nd term to address the world's nuclear arsenals. He proposed negotiating the reduction of strategic nuclear weapons by up to 1/3 of its current levels of 1722 as of Sept. 2012 and reducing nuclear weapons in Europe. While any reductions in nuclear arsenals must be applauded and supported, they must be viewed as only the next step in the mandatory elimination of all nuclear weapons. The devastating potential of these reduced arsenals has the ability to inflict catastrophic damage to our world.