№7: Reduce US Nukes in Europe to Zero, and Keep NATO Strong (and Nuclear). A View from Poland Cover Image

№7: Reduce US Nukes in Europe to Zero, and Keep NATO Strong (and Nuclear). A View from Poland
№7: Reduce US Nukes in Europe to Zero, and Keep NATO Strong (and Nuclear). A View from Poland

Author(s): Łukasz Kulesa
Subject(s): Governance, International relations/trade, Security and defense, Military policy, Geopolitics
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: Nuclear weapons; NATO; European Union; Poland; military transformation; air forces;
Summary/Abstract: The nuclear dimension of NATO is rarely front page news, and this is no less the case in Poland than it is in other member states. While prominent as the central subject of a number of heated intra-Alliance debates during the Cold War, in recent years the question of nuclear weapons has disappeared from the NATO agenda, dominated as it is by issues of enlargement, military transformation, and the Alliance’s increasing involvement in out-of-area operations. In fact, an overwhelming majority of the citizenry of all NATO countries would be surprised to learn of the existence of any nuclear element in the Alliance, including the citizens of those European allies whose air forces have been training to drop US-made thermonuclear gravity bombs in wartime.

  • Page Count: 4
  • Publication Year: 2009
  • Language: English