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Nuclear Uncertainty Has Replaced Nuclear Deterrence

John Hersey’s “Hiroshima”…was arguably the most impactful work of U.S. journalism ever.

It included stomach-turning descriptions of what one small (relative to today’s weapons) bomb did to one city’s inhabitants.

– George F. Will, May 2024.

  • Melvin Goodman
  • CounterPunch

There is much nuclear mythology connected to the development and deployment of nuclear weaponry.

The late Bernard Brodie, the first nuclear theorist, argued in the late 1940s that nuclear weapons had created a stable balance of terror, which is belied by the…

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