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Are you going to write about the state of nuclear weapons stored in the former Soviet Satellite states?  I  had thought there were many there, that they are not very well stored or securely guarded and that the security staff is badly and only sporadically paid.  The Clinton administration in the US had a program to support the dismantling of these weapons, but it was eliminated early in the Bush first term.
by guleblanc on Tue Aug 2nd, 2005 at 04:37:58 PM EST
Also, I was going to say that these seem more dangerous than the US nuclear arsenal.  They are close to the unstable middle east, including Saudi Arabia.  A revolution by a dissident Arab from the arab peninsula, but not a member of the Saudi family, would have a lot of disposable cash.  It seems as if it would be relatively easy for such a person to purchase nuclear weaponry.
by guleblanc on Tue Aug 2nd, 2005 at 04:41:21 PM EST
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The Nunn-Lugar programme to keep the Sovier scientists busy and to help the Russians account for all their nuclear materials is one of the best thing the US Senate did, but it's always been unclear if it was sufficient.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Wed Aug 3rd, 2005 at 07:26:46 PM EST
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