Thursday, December 11, 2008

Obama and Nukes

By Ben Trott

What with the reports of Steven Chu as Energy Secretary who, as I mentioned in a post earlier today, will be responsible for maintaining and developing the US' nuclear weapons (as well as energy policy, of course) and the announcement from Defense Secretary Gates of an increase in troop deployments to Afghanistan, I thought it an opportune moment to take a quick look at the UK Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament's (CND) website. There is no response as yet, but Kate Hudson, CND's Chair, posted a blog entry to the site a couple of days after Obama's election. She was optimistic about the possibilities of progress for nuclear disarmament - at least in comparison to under the Bush administration - but stressed the need for pressure from campaigners and the anti-war movement.

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