"When Outlaws Get the Bomb" [Oct. 23], on the aftermath of North Korea's nuclear-weapons test, overlooked the significance of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT), the only binding, multilateral commitment to the goal of disarmament by nuclear-weapons states. Signatories are obligated to negotiate and achieve the elimination of nuclear arms. To have any hope of stopping proliferation and creating security, the world's powers have to work toward disarmament.
Fredrik S. Heffermehl

Like all nuclear-weapons programs, North Korea's should be a concern for everyone. The notion of who is an outlaw and who occupies the...

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