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Why it could (but shouldn’t) be the end of the arms control era
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Why it could (but shouldn’t) be the end of the arms control era

Author Lawrence J. Korb discusses why it is important for the United States to maintain strong arms control treaties with other nations—especially Russia.

Even before President Trump reversed his position and announced (at a campaign rally for Republican congressional candidates in Nevada, no less) that he was pulling the United States from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Agreement (INF), the era of significant nuclear arms control agreements between the United  States and Russia was in danger of ending. Such a development must be forestalled at all costs, because arms control efforts have over the last 50 years shown themselves to be remarkably effective.

The above excerpt was originally published in Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Click here to view the full article.

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Lawrence J. Korb

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