The White House reportedly is rethinking the nation’s nuclear weapons strategy to aim at permanently reducing the U.S. arsenal while rejecting swear-no-first-use proposals. Attorney Philip O’Neill, author of “Verification in an Age of Insecurity” and who teaches national security law at BU Law, says this nuclear review should be the time and place for a little policy ambiguity.
“Preserving that option in present circumstances makes continuing good sense in the absence of verifiable arms control progress. Declaratory policy in this instance should follow rather than lead that effort.”
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