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North Korea shouldn't have nukes — and neither should we

North Korea shouldn't have nukes — and neither should we

Leaders of our country, Republican and Democrat alike, who demand that the United States accept nothing less from North Korean President Kim Jong-un than his country’s unilateral denuclearization, should consider what gives America — or any country — a right to weapons with the power to end civilization as we know it.

Some disturbing truths:

We have 7,000 nuclear weapons, as does Russia. What’s more, each country maintains roughly 900 nuclear weapons on “hair trigger alert,” according to the Union of Concerned Scientists, which means they could be launched in minutes and...

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