Arms control

Maybe they can lend a few to us

ŠĒ• Foreign Policy

The seppos have too many nukes.

On Wednesday, May 16, just days before the leaders of NATO countries meet in Chicago to discuss the future of the military alliance, retired Gen. James Cartwright, former head of U.S. nuclear forces, dropped his own bomb: a¬†report¬† arguing that the United States could reduce the number of nuclear weapons it deploys by two-thirds and the number of warheads it keeps in reserve by nearly 90 percent. Calls for lower numbers are not new, certainly not from groups dedicated to nuclear disarmament like the one Cartwright worked with — and not even among¬†former heads of Strategic Command.

New Zealand needs a nuclear deterrent mainly to piss off the Greens.