Nuclear Weapons: It’s Time for Sole Purpose

The Democratic Party platform states that Democrats believe that the “sole purpose” of U.S. nuclear weapons should be to deter and - if necessary, retaliate against - a nuclear attack. Presidential candidate Joe Biden has said the same. This would mark a significant change in U.S. nuclear policy, eliminating ambiguity that preserves the option to use nuclear weapons first in response to a conventional attack. Read the full article by Deep Cuts Comissioner Steven Pifer here