Lessons From Libya

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's apparent decision to come clean on his secret nuclear-weapons program could prove to be a major achievement in the world's bid to rein in rogue nuclear nations. But it has also shown how far there still is to go. Since 1980, inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have visited Libya, a signatory of the 1970 Nonproliferation Treaty, and routinely reported that they found no evidence of a nuclear-weapons program, although they did stress that they could not guarantee their information was complete. Last week IAEA inspectors visited nine nuclear sites in Libya, four of which...

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