October 18, 2012

Vladimir Putin's Gift to Terrorists

New York Times, New York Times

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There will be plenty of losers from Russia’s recent decision to end two decades of cooperation with Washington on cleaning up nuclear and chemical weapons sites left over from the cold war. Russia will now have to pay for such efforts on its own. The United States will lose the most cost-effective way yet found for reducing nuclear dangers. And the world must watch as Russia’s unsecured weapons and materials remain a temptation for terrorists of all varieties to buy or steal for use in future attacks.

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TAGGED: Nuclear Weapons, Nunn-Lugar, Russia, Vladimir Putin


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