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Atoms for Peace, Atoms for War

Atoms for Peace always seemed like an oxymoron to me. Most of today’s nuclear-armed nations got their start under either the US or Soviet versions, and Iran’s supposedly peaceful nuclear program will soon make it a virtual nuclear power – meaning that it will be able to rapidly produce a bomb if it so desires by turning its commercial uranium enrichment to military use. A recent article in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists shows that the close relationship between Atoms for Peace and Atoms for War is no accident: Continue reading

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