The effort to contain the spread of nuclear weapons isn’t working. That’s just one more problem facing the next president, according to Robert Gates, the secretary of defense.
On Tuesday, Gates will give a speech to put the issue on the news agenda.
If the effort to deter countries from joining the “nuclear club” isn’t working, that also means the United States strategy for possessing nuclear weapons isn’t working either.
Gates will call for a new strategy.
What should it be?
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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