first use of nukes should be a war crime

Joseph S Barrera III
Mon, 17 Mar 2003 12:15:01 -0800

Eugen Leitl wrote:
> On Mon, 17 Mar 2003, Joseph S Barrera III wrote: The only thing
> holding them back is that political first-use fallout would be
> deadly. Once the de facto moral ban has been eroded both the
> frequency of use and the average yield would tend to go up quickly.
> Would seem like a terrible idea. I really hated my childhood in the
> shadow of the bomb.

Yes, yes, I agree on all points.

First use of nukes should be a war crime.
Why isn't it? (Yes, I know the answer to that)

- Joe
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