'No First Use'

April 1982
National Review;4/30/1982, Vol. 34 Issue 8, p468
The article discusses the demand of U.S. political advisors that the Western countries should abandon any first use of nuclear weapons in the performance of common defense obligations under the North Atlantic Treaty. The treaty was established to promote stability and well-being in the North Atlantic area. Its core is the support of U.S. resources to the defense of the transatlantic allies against any attack by the Soviet Union. There is a speculation over the use of nuclear weapons to counter an invasion by the Soviet Union. The political advisors think that the Soviet Union would favor the idea of forswearing the first use of nuclear weapons in Europe.


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