Ward Wilson, Center for Nonproliferation Studies; Author: Five Myths About Nuclear Weapons

As America faces real threats from an increasing range of enemies — some organized nation states, others rogue loosely-affiliated groups — the calls for weaponized response capability continue. And the debate largely centers around recent developments: Are drone attacks the right way for us to eliminate bad guys? How can we disengage as quickly as possible from Afghanistan? How should the process work to fully integrate women into our frontlines of battle? Seldom do you hear an even more basic question: Why do we have nuclear weapons and are they actually useful? That’s the question and argument from Ward Wilson, Senior Fellow at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies of the Monterey Institute of International Studies and author of “Five Myths about Nuclear Weapons.” (Originally broadcast 12-16-12 on The John Batchelor Show)

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