The Naked Nuclear Emperor
by Robert Green
Foreword by the Rt Hon Helen Clark
1. WHY I REJECTED NUCLEAR DETERRENCE
Nuclear Cuckoo in the Naval Nest
Britannia Waives the Rules
2. THE HEART OF THE MATTER
The Concept of Deterrence
Why Do We Need Safer Security Strategies?
Reality Check of Conventional Wisdom
Hypocrisy about Nuclear "Overkill"
3. A BRIEF HISTORY
From Monopoly to Massive Retaliation
The British Debate
The US: Massive Retaliation to Controlled Response
Controlled Response to MAD
Counter-value versus Counter-force
Post-Cold War US Nuclear War Plan Changes
US Nuclear Posture Review 1993_97
NATO's Current Posture
France's Force de Frappe
The Anglo-French Entente Nucleaire
The Cuban Missile Crisis
The Credibility Problem
"Nuclear Deterrence has Prevented War between the Major Powers"?
Nuclear Deterrence Stimulates Hostility
"Sub-Strategic" Nuclear Deterrence
Extended Deterrence a "Lightning Rod" for Insecurity
Escalation is Inevitable
Nuclear Deterrence against Chemical and Biological Weapon Attacks
Nuclear Deterrence is a Two-Way Street
Would Nuclear Deterrence Work against a Paranoid Regime?
Terrorists are Undeterrable with Nuclear Weapons
Nuclear Deterrence Undermines Security
Nuclear Deterrence Creates Instability
Nuclear Deterrence Provokes Proliferation
Nuclear Deterrence Threatens Democracy
Existential Nuclear Deterrence and Ambiguity
A Fundamental Moral Deception
If Nuclear Deterrence Fails
New Zealand Commits Heresy on Nuclear Deterrence
The Nub of the Moral Argument Theology or Demonology?
Slavery and Nuclear Weapons
Nuclear Deterrence and the "Just War" Doctrine
View of US Pax Christi Bishops
Legal Challenges to Nuclear Deterrence
The World Court Project
The 1996 World Court Advisory Opinion
Extracts from Government Statements
Extracts from Judge Weeramantry's Dissenting Opinion
Military Assessment of the World Court Decision
UK Trident, Nuremberg and Prime Minister Blair
7. SAFER SECURITY STRATEGIES
The Way Back from the Abyss
"What if Terrorists Try Nuclear Blackmail?"
Security Does Not Need Nuclear Deterrence
Conventional Deterrence is Less Dangerous and More Credible
Stand Down Nuclear Forces from Hair-Trigger Alert
Urgently Negotiate a Nuclear Weapons Convention
Promote "Nuclear Free Umbrellas"
De-Couple Nuclear Weapons from Permanent UN Security Council Membership
From Nuclear Deterrence to Non-Provocative Defence
A Non-Nuclear Strategy for NATO
"How Do We Stop Someone Cheating?"
A Durable Nuclear Weapon Free World Re-thinking Security