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*COUNTERPOINT* William D. Hartung: Obama’s Nuclear Strategy — Incomplete, Not Ill-Defined

William Beecher’s essay earlier today on the World Policy blog misreads or misrepresents the Obama administration’s nuclear policy in several key respects.

*POINT* William Beecher: Obama’s Ill-Defined Nuclear Strategy

With President Obama’s Nuclear Security Summit kicking off Monday evening, it may be an appropriate time to reflect on whether his newly formulated nuclear strategy is entirely consistent with his call for a “world free of nuclear weapons.” Or perhaps more critical&

William Beecher: START Is Hardly a Beginning

The Obama Administration hailed the recently concluded strategic arms reduction agreement with Moscow as signaling a newly “strong partnership” with Russia, an initiative to curb or reverse the nuclear weapons programs of Iran and North Korea, and a step toward what the



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