Got Nukes?

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Jonas Siegel
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September 2009
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Op-ed, Foreign Policy.com
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Articles and Op-Eds

As the world frets over Iran's and North Korea's nuclear programs, a more sizable nuclear issue is garnering little notice. The United States and Russia began negotiating further modest reductions in their nuclear arsenals earlier this year, with the latest round of meetings expected next week. Despite their progress, the negotiations have failed to address a fundamental question: Does it make any sense to cut down weapons stocks when we don't even know just how many there are -- and where?