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By Maxwell Bruce, Tom Milne

World-renowned political thinkers and scientists write on nuclear guns and struggle within the twenty-first century. The individuals comprise Mikhail Gorbachev, who first declared 'A nuclear warfare can't be gained and must never be fought', Robert McNamara, US safety Secretary on the time of the Cuban Missile problem and Vietnam battle; and Nobel Peace Laureate Joseph Rotblat, the one scientist to surrender from the big apple venture, the place the world's first nuclear guns have been produced.

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Like the conventional forces, these nuclear forces would remain in the possession of and under the immediate control of certain individual states - presumably those constituting the permanent members of the Security Council. However, the threat to use them and their actual use would be under the exclusive control of the Security Council and in accordance with the rules and plans established when the original arrangements for enforcing these prohibitions were made. All this is, obviously, very different from the circumstances we have been living with for most of the last fifty years.

The Reykjavik summit in October 1986 gave proof of the serious and far-reaching nature of Soviet anti-nuclear initiatives. This was the first time we proposed that both we and the United States cut in half all the Working for a Humane Society 19 components of the strategic nuclear triad - land, sea and air-based weapons. We were close to an agreement, which was thwarted mostly by the rigid commitment of the US president to his SDI programme, which jeopardized the principle of equal security. Nevertheless, Reykjavik demonstrated that an agreement was possible and that the new Soviet leadership was determined to address disarmament seriously.

In most Western countries, the prospect of exposure by the press or dissidents made the prospects for successfully cheating on a test ban treaty extremely dubious at best. The final result of these early test ban negotiations was the Limited Test Ban Treaty of 1963, during the Kennedy administration. It finessed the problem of inadequate transparency by banning only those tests that 28 Herbert F. York took place in media where monitoring seemed promising, while ignoring - and thus permitting - tests underground.

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