The Presidency: Coming to Terms with Nukes

The Presidency

It was Britain's dour Field Marshal Douglas Haig in World War I who confessed he never went to the front lest the squalid horror of trench warfare diminish his will to send armies to their death, an act he thought not only necessary but inviolable.

There is in the current protests against our nuclear arsenals at least the faint echo of the question raised more than half a century ago about Haig. Are the men and women in the White House, Pentagon and State Department grown so callous from their endless war games and box scores of missiles and megatonnage...

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