The next U.S. presidential administration will face major nuclear deterrent challenges, not the least of which will be to understand nuclear myths—which must be avoided—and what nuclear truths must be embraced. Let us start with the nuclear myths: 1. You cannot fight with nuclear weapons, so they are not useful. In fact, nuclear weapons have deterred direct conflict between the nuclear-armed superpowers for 70 years. So while one hopes never to use them, they still are ...
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