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How a 1964 letter from China has helped prevent nuclear war

Scientists say humanity’s ability to avoid military self-annihilation depends on a single principle: Countries that develop nuclear weapons must not use them offensively. This makes the pact informally known as “mutually assured destruction” work. Perhaps even more important, the No First Use policy ensures that “defense” for a nuclear-armed power genuinely means defense – rather […]