A man stands by a fireplace in what was a residential neighbrhood in Hiroshima, August 6, 1945
Getting to Zero: Is Pursuing a Nuclear-Weapon-Free World Too Difficult? Too Dangerous? Too Distracting?
Discussion Paper 98-24, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Author: John P. Holdren, Former Director and Faculty Chair, Science, Technology and Public Policy Program
A somewhat shortened version of this essay will appear in the book, Ending War: The Force of Reason, a book celebrating the 90th birthday of Joseph Rotblat, edited by Maxwell Bruce and Tom Milne, MacMillan (London), 1999.
John P. Holdren sorts out some of the conceptual and terminological ambiguities about the meaning of "zero" nuclear weapons in this paper.
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Document Length: 49 pp.