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Controlling the Bomb

US efforts to check "proliferation" are hypocritical as well as ineffective. Since the US (and other nuclear powers) are not engaged in disarmament, the hopefuls are not convinced about why they should be denied the "absolute weapon". The use of force (as against Iraq in 2003 and now a looming possibility against Iran) only serves to make other states believe that if only they had the bomb they would be safe.

US efforts to check proliferation are hypocritical as well as ineffective. Since the US (and other nuclear powers) are not engaged in disarmament, the hopefuls are not convinced about why they should be denied the absolute weapon. The use of force (as against Iraq in 2003 and now a looming possibility against Iran) only serves to make other states believe that if only they had the

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