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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-31-10 02:35 AM
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Valerie Plame: Eliminating world's nukes guarantees terrorists will not get them...
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Edited on Sat Jul-31-10 02:35 AM by cynatnite
written by Valerie Plame Wilson

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Getting to global zero will be arduous, but it can be done. Many who supported nuclear weapons as a deterrent during the Cold War now recognize that the threat today is not nuclear war with Russia or China, but proliferation and the risk of nuclear terrorism. Eliminating these present-day threats outweighs any benefits we might gain from retaining our nuclear arsenal.

The worlds nuclear stockpile has already been cut by more than half over the past 20 yearsfrom its Cold War peak of about 70,000 warheads to todays 23,000. And a political consensus is building in support of eliminating the rest. Presidents Obama and Medvedev have jointly declared their commitment to the goal of global zero and taken the initial step toward it by negotiating a new Strategic Arms Reduction Treatythe first significant agreement to cut nuclear arms in decades. The United Nations Security Council has declared its unanimous support for the goal.

In the previous century, America led the world and defined the agedefeating Hitler, rebuilding Europe through the Marshall Plan, promoting civil rights for all people, sending men to the moon. Now we must again lead the world to conquer the gravest danger of this young centurynuclear terrorism.

http://www.newsweek.com/2010/07/30/the-power-of-zero.ht...

The entire article is well worth the read. I can't wait to see this documentary.
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