Nuclear Decommissioning: Not Just for Lefties

On the outskirts of Tucson there sits an airfield, the Davis-Monthan boneyard, where military airplanes go to die. Long lines of airplanes rest there, baking in the Arizona sun. These airplanes no longer serve any military purpose; they have been decommissioned. Nuclear weapons deserve the same fate.

There is no plausible scenario for usefully deploying a nuclear bomb. It’s not enough just to analyze what would happen in a first attack; one must also consider the retaliations that are likely to follow, including ones by allies of the nations involved…