Cooling Off the Nuclear Debate

A study seeks a middle ground for hawks and doves

Living with nuclear weapons is our only hope. It requires that we persevere in reducing the likelihood of war even though we cannot remove the possibility altogether.

On that realistic note, a group of Harvard University scholars is raising a new possibility in the persistent U.S. nuclear arms control debate. Their theme: something less than a dramatic change or restructuring in the U.S.-U.S.S.R. nuclear balance may be the best and most feasible way for the U.S. to reduce the possibility of a nuclear holocaust....

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