Iraq: Nuclear Boomerang

What does the war in Iraq mean for the future of nuclear proliferation?

It was supposed to stop the spread of nuclear weapons to evil regimes. The target of the invasion four years ago was Iraq, but the goal was to stop not just the nuclear weapons that administration officials said the country was developing, but similar programs in other states. When then-Undersecretary of State John Bolton was asked what lesson Iran and North Korea should draw from the Iraq war, he replied, “Take a number”.

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