The Nuclear Umbrella & Why the U.S. First Strike Doctrine Must Go
November 11, 2021 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Campaign for Peace, Democracy, and Common Security
The threat to initiate nuclear war (“first-use doctrine”) is the foundation of U.S. military and nuclear weapons polices. The U.S. has repeatedly prepared and threatened nuclear attacks. This “nuclear umbrella” also serves as the cornerstone of Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese and NATO military policies. With the current Biden administration’s Nuclear Posture Review, the first strike/nuclear umbrella doctrine is now being debated.
Speakers: A-Young Moon, Yayoi Tsuchida, Ira Helfand, MD, and Joseph Gerson will describe the impacts of the nuclear umbrella on their nations and opposition to it, as well as providing background about the “first-use” doctrine and its humanitarian consequences.
Moderator: Emily Rubino, Executive Director, Peace Action New York State