Britain: Unbanning The Bomb

Unbanning The Bomb

Having lost the past two national elections armed with a platform of unilateral nuclear disarmament, the Labor Party last week launched a strike against that controversial policy. Its national executive committee overwhelmingly adopted a proposal to scrap a 1981 commitment to dismantle Britain's nuclear arsenal without any quid pro quo from other countries.

Instead, Labor will emphasize British ties to NATO while espousing the goal of ridding the world of nuclear weapons by the year 2000. Labor's new position, which must be approved at the party's annual conference in October, also asks NATO to abandon its flexible-response strategy based on possible...

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