A New Era of Nuclear Fear
Charles Krauthammer broached a chilling subject yesterday:
The era of nonproliferation is over. During the first half-century of the nuclear age, safety lay in restricting the weaponry to major powers and keeping it out of the hands of rogue states. This strategy was inevitability going to break down. The inevitable has arrived. …
The “international community” is prepared to do nothing of consequence to halt nuclear proliferation. Which is why we must face reality and begin thinking how we live with the unthinkable.
There are four ways to deal with rogue states going nuclear: preemption, deterrence, missile defense, and regime change.
The fall of the Berlin Wall was not the end of the story; it was the beginning of an even more complicated test. The world’s leaders, it seems to me, have failed.