Who Else Will Have the Bomb?

It may soon be brandished by a whole new class of Third World regimes, thanks to China and other suppliers. The prospects for stopping them are not high.

Whatever happens to the nuclear weapons in the disintegrating Soviet Union, the old nightmare of uncontrolled atomic proliferation is moving measurably closer to reality -- and it would not be dispelled even by an arrangement to destroy many of the Soviet nukes and keep the rest under responsible control. The Bomb may soon be brandished by a whole new class of countries -- Third World regimes far more radical and unpredictable than any of the eight present members of the nuclear club.

In fact, it is already possible to set up a crude, if debatable, timetable. North Korea might have deliverable...

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