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Obama calls for international help to prevent nuclear terrorism




World leaders and heads of delegations participate in a group photo at the Nuclear Security Summit at the Washington Convention Center April 13, 2010 in Washington, DC.
World leaders and heads of delegations participate in a group photo at the Nuclear Security Summit at the Washington Convention Center April 13, 2010 in Washington, DC.
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The White House is billing it as the biggest international conference in the US since the 1945 meeting that created the United Nations. It’s a meeting of heads of state of China, India and some 40 countries total, to discuss reductions in nuclear stock piles with the hopes of eliminating the danger of a “loose nuke” ending up in the hands of terrorists. Many applaud the move as acknowledgement that Cold War thinking has got to go; that nuclear deterrents no longer matter. But some fear the US is focusing too much on the terrorist threat and foolishly giving up its nuclear advantage.

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Josh Rogin, Foreign Policy Magazine Staff writer, and blogger “The Cable” blog

Lawrence Korb, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and a Senior Advisor to the Center for Defense Information. He served as Assistant Secretary of Defense from 1981-1985

Justin Logan, Associate Director of Foreign Policy Studies at CATO Institute