Scott Horton Interviews David Krieger

Scott Horton, June 18, 2011

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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.

3 Responses to “David Krieger”

  1. Trident missile engineer Bob Aldridge -www.plrc.org-resigned because the Pentagon aims to achieve a disarming first strike capability which leads to Launch On Warning and suicide. Bob Aldridge wrote on the missiles to be deployed in Bulgaria, Romania and Poland by 2015: "Whether they are on ships or land, they are still a necessary component for an unanswerable first strike." To take out the missiles surviving First Strike with Minuteman-3 and Trident-2. Maybe "only" for Blackmail but it leads to Launch On Warning, probably by 2014. US Navy can track and destroy all enemy submarines simultaneously according to Bob Aldridge. Because they don´t realize that pursuing an Unanswerable First Strike Capability leads to Launch On Warning General Harbottle stated: "Bloody fools in the Pentagon."

  2. I can't see any other outcome than proliferation of nukes among 3d world countries. As DPRK has figured out, it's the only way they can guaranty no invasion by U.S. if they happen to end up on the U.S. shit list.

  3. There will never be enough trust between nations to achieve any meaningful reduction. Its astounding how much faith one can have in the ability of states to achieve anything other than token improvements. Wouldnt a thermo nuke be more humane way of kulling populations than phosphorus bombs, napalm, du, drone terror attacks, torture and secret detention? I know what i would prefer.

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