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USA Congress should decide on controversial nuclear weapons – not let that be decided by Rick Perry all on his own

If the change is made, members of Congress will unburden themselves of a controversial vote and escape accountability for the potentially grave consequences. Instead, the matter will be unilaterally decided by Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, who can draw on whatever expertise he gained as … governor of Texas.

We also fundamentally disagree with the Board’s belief in the utility of limited nuclear use. There is no such thing as a limited nuclear war, and the United States should be seeking to raise the threshold for nuclear use, not blur that threshold by building additional so-called low-yield weapons. 

Now the Senate is all that stands in the way of letting Rick Perry decide whether or not to fundamentally change the geopolitical balance of nuclear weapons.  

A Decision Too Important for Rick Perry https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/06/a-decision-too-important-for-rick-perry/562280/ The Trump administration and its allies in Congress want the secretary of energy to determine whether to develop a new class of low-yield nuclear weapons.  

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June 9, 2018 - Posted by | politics, USA, weapons and war

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