Nuclear deterrence continues to dominate international relations. Yet there is no proof it ever worked, nor that it ever will
In his classic The Evolution of Nuclear Strategy (1989), Lawrence Freedman, the dean of British military historians and strategists, concluded: ‘The Emperor Deterrence may have no clothes, but he is still Emperor.’ Despite his nakedness, this emperor continues to strut about, receiving deference he doesn’t deserve, while endangering the entire world. Nuclear deterrence is an idea that became a potentially lethal ideology, one that remains influential despite having been increasingly discredited.
The only way to make sure nuclear weapons are not used is to make sure there are no such weapons
Nuclear weapons didn’t escalate demands; if anything, such countries were less successful in getting their way
If something is immoral to do, then it is also immoral to threaten
Link : Nuclear deterrence is a myth. And a lethal one at that