Abolishing Nuclear Weapons

General Butler was the first U.S. commander of U.S. nuclear forces to ever call for their abolition. He talked about his place in the… read more

General Butler was the first U.S. commander of U.S. nuclear forces to ever call for their abolition. He talked about his place in the U.S. strategic planning for nuclear war and then described his abhorrence of using nuclear weapons and the effects of such use. He felt that the U.S. should use its powerful place in the world to set the example for abolishing nuclear weapons. After his prepared remarks he took questions from the audience. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Lee Butler Commander in Chief (Retired) U.S. Air Force->Global Strike Command
  • Doug Harbrecht President National Press Club

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Abolishing Nuclear Weapons

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Program ID:
100007-1
Category:
National Press Club
Format:
National Press Club Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 2, 1998
Last Aired:
Feb 7, 1998

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  • Feb 02, 1998 | 7:59pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 02, 1998 | 11:15pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 03, 1998 | 4:13am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 03, 1998 | 8:37am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 07, 1998 | 9:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
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