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February 10, 2009

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  • Containing the Fire of the Gods
    International Herald Tribune
  • Iran's Missiles: Don't Go Ballistic
    International Herald Tribune
  • Iranian Overture Might Complicate Relations with Israel
    The New York Times
  • Bomb Plants Could Shift to Control of Pentagon
    The New York Times
  • Russia Says It Is Ready for More Arms Cuts
    Associated Press
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Containing the Fire of the Gods

Henry A. Kissinger, International Herald Tribune
Trident MissileOver 200 years ago, the philosopher Immanuel Kant defined the ultimate choice before mankind: World history would ultimately culminate in universal peace either by moral insight or by catastrophe of a magnitude that left humanity no other choice. Our period is approaching having that choice imposed on it.

The basic dilemma of the nuclear age has been with us since Hiroshima: how to bring the destructiveness of modern weapons into some moral or political relationship with the objectives that are being pursued.

Iran's Missiles: Don't Go Ballistic

Dinshaw Mistry and Charles D. Ferguson, International Herald Tribune
Iran demonstrated its growing missile capabilities on Tuesday when it launched a satellite into orbit. But this should not force Europe and the United States to rush decisions on deploying a missile defense system in Europe.

Iranian Overture Might Complicate Relations with Israel

David E. Sanger, The New York Times
When President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran took up President Obama's oft-repeated invitation for direct talks between the United States and Iran — something that hasn't happened in 30 years — he seemed to be signaling the start of a long-delayed war-or-peace drama that may define the Obama administration’s first engagement with the rest of the world.

Bomb Plants Could Shift to Control of Pentagon

Matthew L. Wald, The New York Times
The Obama administration is considering whether to shift the management of nuclear weapons production to the Pentagon from the Energy Department, a step that would end more than 60 years of civilian control over nuclear bomb manufacture.

Russia Says it is Ready for More Arms Cuts

Steve Gutterman, Associated Press
Russia is ready for more nuclear weapons cuts and welcomes President Barack Obama's push for talks on an arms reduction treaty, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in remarks broadcast Saturday.


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