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Lee Hester: Threat of nuclear war resurfaces under Donald Trump

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Military personnel observe a nuclear weapons test in the fall of 1951. Photo: National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office Photo Library

What does Republican president-elect Donald Trump believe about nuclear weapons? Lee Hester, a citizen of the Choctaw Nation, looks at the threats facing the world:
For the first time in a very, very long while, we have moved closer to nuclear war.

We have elected a President who, to judge by his statements, apparently has not heard of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Act of 1978, SALT I, SALT II, START, New START and all the other attempts, formal and informal, to keep more nations from developing nuclear weapons and to reduce the number of nuclear weapons the world has.

For the many people that love the President-Elect, I don’t share your love… but I am not going to debate. Let’s assume he is the greatest thing since sliced bread in oh, so many ways. Let’s assume there is some past golden age that he is taking us back to… and that he knows the secret of how to get there.

But we need to be aware of what he has said about nuclear weapons.

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