David Krieger, president of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, discusses the 20,000+ nuclear weapons still around (almost all in US and Russia), the only 4 countries with deployed nukes (US, Britain, Russia,France); how nuke levels are decreasing, but not across the board and not nearly fast enough, why the new START treaty is really only a start, why the US has a moral obligation to pursue nuclear disarmament and a couple of flaws in the “deterrence” and MAD doctrines.
MP3 here. (17:25)
Dr. David Krieger is a founder of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and has served as its president since 1982. He is the author or editor of 15 books and hundreds of articles. He has lectured throughout the United States, Europe and Asia on issues of peace, security, international law, and the abolition of nuclear weapons. He is a Councilor of the World Future Council and his latest book is The Challenge of Abolishing Nuclear Weapons.