The old man talks some sense

“There is a greater than 50 per cent probability of a nuclear strike on US targets within a decade.”

Robert McNamara, Kennedy’s Defence Secretary, 2005

The old man may have changed his ways – though he should have been charged for war crimes committed during the Vietnam War – if these comments have any meaning. “Current US nuclear weapons policy [is] immoral, illegal, militarily unnecessary and dreadfully dangerous,” creating “unacceptable risks to other nations and to our own,” both the risk of “accidental or inadvertent nuclear launch,” which is “unacceptably high,” and of nuclear attack by terrorists.

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