Terror: British and US nuclear threats against Iraq (2002 – 2003), with Milan Rai


When: 7pm (GMT), Tuesday 31 January

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Chaired by Tom Unterrainer, chair of CND.

Years before Russia issued nuclear threats against Ukraine, Britain and the US engaged in nuclear bullying of another non-nuclear weapon state, Iraq. 20 years ago, defence secretary Geoff Hoon insisted publicly the British government ‘reserved the right’ to use nuclear weapons if British troops were threatened by chemical or biological weapons. We’ll examine nuclear threats made in the run-up to the US-UK invasion in 2003, showing how they fit into long-standing British and US nuclear doctrine.

Editor of Peace News, Milan Rai is the author of Tactical Trident: The Rifkind Doctrine and the Third World (1995) and Chomsky’s Politics (Verso 1995).

This event is part of the series: 'The Iraq War 20 years on’. See here for other events.

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