The Doomsday Clock is an internationally recognized design that conveys how close we are to destroying our civilization with dangerous technologies of our own making. First and foremost among these are nuclear weapons, but the dangers include climate-changing technologies, emerging... Read More
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Giorgio La Malfa
La Malfais a member of the Italian Parliament and of NATO's Parliamentary Assembly. La Malfa has served in various ministerial positions and is a member of the European Leadership Network for multilateral disarmament and nonproliferation.
At the peak of the Cold War, more than 7,000 and as many as 24 different types of tactical -- or nonstrategic -- nuclear weapons were deployed by the United States through the NATO framework in Europe. The role of the weapons was to buttress deterrence of a Soviet military strike by countering the perception that, after the Warsaw Pact, NATO conventional forces were inferior to Soviet conventional forces.