Nuclear middle age

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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