Say WHAT? — A case of low-yield nuclear thinking

By , February 20, 2019

Say WHAT? — A case of low-yield nuclear thinking

Can a small nuclear weapon really make the world safer? In the newest installment of the Bulletin‘s video series Say WHAT?, Sébastien Philippe of Harvard’s Belfer Center brings a clear-eyed look at the fuzzy policy of so-called “low-yield” nuclear weapons.

In a shift from previous policy, the Trump Administration’s 2018 Nuclear Posture Review calls for low-yield nuclear missiles to be deployed from US Navy submarines; in January, news broke that US has begun production. To which we ask, Say WHAT?

With this series, the Bulletin engages experts to scrutinize questionable policies around nuclear risk, climate change, and disruptive technologies. Tune in monthly as we ask – Say WHAT?


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