Bruce Blair

  • Peter Pry: July 31, 2020

    Dr. Pry pays tribute to anti-nuclear activist Bruce Blair who passed away this week. Pry and Blair agreed that someday nuclear deterrence would fail catastrophically, killing millions, but disagreed on Blair’s naïve “ban the bomb” solution because Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran always cheat on treaties. The 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki will be on August 6th and 9th, so it is time to reflect on the long-term wisdom of nuclear deterrence. We need to escape the “nuclear deterrence trap” by deploying space-based missile defenses, which will make nuclear weapons technologically obsolete.