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When it comes to trade in the tools of death and destruction, no one tops the United States of America. Changes in arms export policy will mean forcefully taking on the arms lobby.
When we speak of WMD, we usually think of weapons -- nuclear, biological, or chemical -- that are delivered in a measurable moment in time. Consider climate change, then, a WMD on a particularly long fuse, already lit and there for any of us to see. From oil wells to fracking structures, deep sea drilling rigs to platforms in the Gulf of Mexico, the machinery that produces this kind of WMD and ensures that it is continuously delivered is in plain sight.
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Last month newly released U.S. government documents shed additional light on the so-called NUMEC affair - the story that won't go away - the possibility that in the 1960s, Israel stole bomb-grade uranium from a US nuclear fuel-processing plant. Nearly 50 years have passed since the events in question. It is time to level with the public.
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