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Antiwar Radio: Lawrence Wittner

Lawrence Wittner, Professor of History at the State University of New York/Albany, discusses his article “Try a Little Nuclear Sanity;” the “SANE” legislation introduced by Congressman Edward Markey that would cut the budget and scope of the US nuclear weapons program; how Russia is threatened by “missile defense,” that supposedly exists to protect Europe from Iran but actually gives the US an unanswerable first-strike capability; why the Cold War military budget and mindset persist even though the USSR was dissolved over 20 years ago; and the unspoken Ronald Reagan/liberal agreement on nuclear disarmament.

Antiwar Radio: Lawrence Wittner

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.