There's Gold in Them Thar Missiles

Nice try, Boris. Ukrainian officials were ready to give their 4,000 or so nuclear warheads to Russia -- until somebody remembered that the missiles contain enriched uranium and plutonium with a total value of about $1 billion. The Ukrainians now are very excited about the prospect of mining currency or other compensation from the missiles. Given the military value of the stuff, the bidding may be brisk.


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