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CHAPTER 2 Preventive War and the Spread of Nuclear Programs

  title={CHAPTER 2 Preventive War and the Spread of Nuclear Programs},
  author={Matthew Fuhrmann},
What are the consequences of nuclear proliferation?1 Iran’s alleged pursuit of nuclear weapons and North Korea’s nuclear tests in 2006 and 2009 have heightened concerns about the further spread of the bomb. Yet, debates persist about the political effects of proliferation. Some argue that the spread of nuclear weapons constitutes a major threat to international security, in part, because it raises the risk of nuclear war and increases the odds that terrorists will acquire the bomb.2 Others… Expand
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