Across The Way Thread #20061
Please read and sign in regard of the new US nuclear policy
Created Byin_rio
Created DateTue, Nov 01, 2005
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in_rioSubjectPlease read and sign in regard of the new US nuclear policy
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( You can sign it as non - physicist as well )

Petition by physicists on nuclear weapons policy, September 2005
As physicists we feel a special responsibility with respect to
nuclear weapons; our profession brought them into existence 60 years
ago. We wish to express our opposition to a shocking new US policy
currently under consideration regarding the use of nuclear weapons.
We ask our professional organizations to take a stand on this issue,
the Congress of the United States to conduct full public hearings on
this subject, and the media and public at large to discuss this new
policy and make their voices heard.
This new policy was outlined in the document Nuclear Posture Review
delivered to Congress in December 2001, part of which has been made
public, and is further defined in the unclassified draft document
Doctrine for Joint Nuclear Operations dated March 15, 2005, which is
in the final stages of being adopted and declared official policy by
the US government, according to reports in the Washington Post and
the New York Times (9/11/05). It foresees pre-emptive nuclear strikes
against non-nuclear adversaries, for purposes which include the
following (Doctrine for Joint Nuclear Operations, Page III-2):
* For rapid and favorable war termination on US terms.
* To ensure success of US and multinational operations.
* To demonstrate US intent and capability to use nuclear weapons to
deter adversary use of WMD.
* Against an adversary intending to use WMD against US,
multinational, or alliance forces.
The Nuclear Posture Review document states that:
*US nuclear forces will now be used to dissuade adversaries from
undertaking military programs or operations that could threaten U.S.
interests or those of allies and friends.
* Nuclear weapons could be employed against targets able to withstand
non-nuclear attack

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in_rioSubjectRe: Please read and sign in regard of the new US nuclear policy
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