Forty Years After Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, US Tops World in Nuke Arsenal

This week marks the fortieth anniversary of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, when nuclear powers agreed to eventually eliminate their nuclear weapons, and non-nuclear states agreed not to seek to develop nuclear weapons capabilities. Forty years later, there are 189 signatories to the treaty and nine nuclear armed states in the world. The United States and Russia still have the world’s largest stockpile of nuclear weapons. We speak with Joseph Cirincione, president of the Ploughshares Fund and author of Bomb Scare: The History and Future of Nuclear Weapons.

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~ by peaceseeker99 on July 10, 2008.

One Response to “Forty Years After Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, US Tops World in Nuke Arsenal”

  1. Of course Iran is working towards nuclear weapons.

    Can you blame them?

    Two governments on their borders have been overthrown, Israel threatens to bomb them. For them, a nuclear weapon is a defensive weapon and a very reasonable thing to do.

    Ever notice that the two nations that most often stand up to the United States are North Korea, and Pakistan. What do they have in common? They both have nuclear weapons.

    A Nuclear armed Middle-East will have peace. Mutually assured destruction kept the peace between the United States and the Soviet Union for decades.

    t is simple bigotry that Iran is not being allowed to develop atomic weapons. Why shouldn’t an Islamic hereditary theocracy be allowed to build I.C.B.M.s?

    A nuclear middle-east will be a peaceful middle-east because of Mutually assured destruction.

    Atomic bombs are defensive weapons because they make victory impossible for anyone.

    Nuclear proliferation is going to happen sooner or later any way.
    Technology always spreads. Gunpowder was invented by the Chinese, but now everyone has it. Even the most isolated illiterate tribesman carrys an assualt rifle when he goes to war.

    In the future, every Mullah, Generalismo, and Warlord will have the ability to hurl nuclear weapons at one another. But, they will also be threatened with the same thing comming back at them. War shall become obsolete and peace shall prevail.

    Support Iran. Support Nuclear Proliferation Support World Peace

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