News “Nucular” Weapons End-All, Be-All of Foreign Policy?
posted by June 27 at 12:35 PMon
Posted by (brand-spanking new) News Intern Roselle Kingsbury
North Korea destroyed a cooling tower at its controversial Yonbyon reactor site today, one of the latest steps the state has taken to meet an agreement made with the United States and five other countries in late 2007.
The Bush administration justified invasion of Iraq with seemingly erroneous accusations of harboring nuclear weapons, only to find that they could not be found. Are nuclear weapons really the issue here, especially when the concept of mutually assured destruction has effectively nullified the use of nuclear arms anyway?
Both Japan and South Korea are concerned that the US is too lenient on the communist state. Japan worries about ballistic missiles, and South Korea calls for more attention to widely reported human rights abuses, among other issues.
So far, the strategy of “nuclear weapons = worst thing ever” hasn’t really been great foreign policy. One can only wonder what the next president will do with this outdated strategy.
Well, we know McCain’s take on them, anyway.