(selections from pp. 342-343)
Partly because of our increased understanding of how close we came to disaster during the missile crisis, but also because of a growing recognition of the lack of military utility of the weapons, there has been a revolutionary change in thinking about the role of nuclear forces. Much of this change has occurred in the last three years. Many U.S. military leaders--including two former chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, a former supreme commander of Allied Forces in Europe, and a senior air force officer currently on active duty--are now prepared to go far beyond the Bush-Yeltsin agreement. Some go as far as to state, as I have, that the long-term objective should be a return, insofar as practical, to a non-nuclear world.