Scott Horton Interviews Lawrence Wittner

Scott Horton, April 29, 2010

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Lawrence Wittner, Professor of History at the State University of New York/Albany, discusses the upcoming Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference at the United Nations, disagreements between nuclear and non-nuclear states, creeping complacency since the Cold War’s end about the dangers of nuclear weapons, how even a small nuclear exchange (between India and Pakistan, for example) could bring about nuclear winter and drastically effect life on earth and why working for a nuclear weapons-free world is more important now than ever.

MP3 here. (25:15)

Lawrence Wittner is Professor of History at the State University of New York/Albany and author of The Struggle Against the Bomb, Toward Nuclear Abolition and Confronting the Bomb: A Short History of the World Nuclear Disarmament Movement.

One Response to “Lawrence Wittner”

  1. The real problem is that the Pentagon aims to achieve a disarming and unanswerable first-strike capability according to former Trident missile engineer Bob Aldridge-www.plrc.org-. The missiles to be deployed on ships in the Black Sea in Bulgaria and on land in Romania and Poland are a necessary component for an unanswerable first strike according to Bob Aldridge. According to Bob Aldridge the US Navy can track and destroy all enemy submarines simultaneously. Minuteman-3 and Trident-2 D5 have a CEP (Circular Error Probability – - the radius centered on the target in which half the warheads are expected to hit) of 30 meters or less. The bloody Pentagon has always been aiming at a First-Strike Capability. Unfortunately, that leads inevitably to Launch On Warning.

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