AirTalk for April 13, 2010

Obama calls for international help to prevent nuclear terrorism

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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.

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.

Guests:


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


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