Obama’s ‘world without nuclear weapons’ is collapsing on itself
Like a policy black hole and the infamous Russian Reset, President Obama’s dream of a world without nuclear weapons is collapsing on itself. From Graham Allison at the Boston Globe:
Four years ago today, President Obama gave his first speech abroad. In Prague, he announced a bold vision for a “world without nuclear weapons.” Four years on, it is fair to ask: How is that working out? Assessing all the positives, and all the negatives, are we closer to the president’s aspiration — or further from it?
The self-evident answer is we’re demonstrably further from a world without nuclear weapons than we were four years ago.
Nuclear proliferation goes far beyond Iran and the Norks… think not just of that axel of evil but consider others who have obvious nuclear interests: Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Egypt; Syria; small, capable nations facing oversize threats, such as Taiwan; finally, those who once felt they were under the U.S. nuclear umbrella like Japan and South Korea. And nuclear proliferation is only likely increase.
So what can be done to enhance U.S. national security?
Much. And a great first step would be to stop denying reality.