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According to Walter Pincus, the US government is paying less attention to the safety and security of our nuclear arsenals. That doesn’t seem very smart to me at all. Robert Farley points out that in addition to the direct costs “the presence of weak safety procedures in the U.S. makes it harder to get other nations to take such procedures seriously, especially those (such as Russia, India, and Pakistan) which run a much more serious risk of a nuclear accident.”

It’s really pretty hard for me to think of things more worth paying attention to than the safety and security of our own nuclear weapons. This shouldn’t be a difficult problem for a rich country with a lavishly-financed defense establishment.

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