Nuclear Ethics? Why Pakistan Has Not Used Nuclear Weapons... Yet

January 22, 2019

by Sannia Abdullah

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The Pakistan Army’s prior reluctance to use nuclear weapons has been neither because of deterrence nor a nuclear taboo, but the absence of military utility so far. Those conditions when Pakistan might determine that a nuclear first-strike has military utility and would be ethically justified, however, are constantly being considered today.