A Risk of Loose Nukes

The whole point of the new arms-reduction pact between the U.S. and Russia is to make the world a safer place. But some experts argue that the agreement will do just the opposite. After all, stripping thousands of Russian nuclear weapons from well-guarded missiles, bombers and submarines and squirreling them away in less secure storage sites will make them tempting targets for ambitious terrorists.

While President Bush argues that terrorism, not Russia, is the gravest threat to U.S. security, it was his Administration that thwarted Russia's desire for both sides to destroy the nuclear warheads that are to be taken off...

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