Compared to today, nuclear deterrence seems to have been a cakewalk in the Cold War era of bipolarity. Today however, the major powers have thousands of nuclear weapons, those seeking power have attempted to get nuclear capability, loose nuclear material is scattered throughout the former Soviet Union and terrorists are seeking the ability to launch these weapons. As such, nuclear non-proliferation has become extraordinarily complex.
This paper looks at where the presumptive presidential candidates stand on the issue and how they might act as president. The differences between the two represent distinct paths for the future.
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