Europe wants the United States to remove the nuclear weapons it stockpiled across the continent during the Cold War, the Associated Press reports. “The presence of tactical nuclear weapons in Europe, from a military point of view, no longer makes any sense” is how former NATO Secretary-General Willy Claes (a Belgian) puts it. The article illustrates several points Mary Slosson made in her April 12 OtherWords op-ed “Nuclear Weapons: A Dangerous Relic.”
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