Former Commander of U.S. Nuclear Forces Support End of Hair Trigger Alert


A retired vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and former commander of the United States’ nuclear force announced support for nuclear weapons to be taken off hair triggers to reduce the chance of accidental war… He was joined by several senior national security figures, including Richard Burt, a former chief nuclear arms negotiator; Chuck Hagel, a former Republican senator from Nebraska; Thomas R. Pickering, a former ambassador to Russia; and Gen. John J. Sheehan, who held senior NATO positions before retiring from active duty.

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