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PacNet #3 – Re-thinking the Bomb

The Australia-Japan International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament released its initial report Dec. 15, 2009. While the reaction, in Australia at least, has been subdued, The Australian has run two substantive reactions – both somewhat disdainful. One contended that that the report consisted of little more than naive noble sentiments thrown at intractable realities while the other insisted that the report dangerously discounts essential security functions performed by a credible U.S. nuclear deterrent.