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Weapons of Mass Destruction
Whereas history has shown us that any weapons system developed by any nation will result in the development of a substantially similar system by others, thus tending to erode even the limited stability of reciprocal deterrence and to diminish the security of all,
Therefore be it resolved that the AAAS recommends that all nuclear weapons states recognize the appalling risk that weapons of mass destruction impose on all peoples and nations, and work conscientiously toward reciprocal initiatives to reduce reliance on weapons of mass destruction.
[Adopted by the AAAS Council, January 7, 1981.]