Nuclear power is a hot issue in Germany. Only last month German chancellor Angela Merkel decided to delay the nuclear phase out legislation passed by the preceding Social Democratic-Green coalition government, extending the deadline by another 10-15 years. Merkel cited the country’s energy needs while undergoing a transition to renewable power sources and reducing greenhouse gases. But what about nuclear weapons? Old arguments of nukes as a deterrent are still alive and well in some German defense circles, though anti nuke sentiments run strong amongst Germany’s public. From Deutsche Welle: Almost a year ago, US President Barack Obama pledged to…
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