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Obama at Hiroshima

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I awoke this morning with NPR, as I usually do, and heard poetic words from President Obama speaking in Hiroshima, Japan:

“…among those nations like my own that hold nuclear stockpiles, we must have the courage to escape the logic of fear and pursue a world without them. …”

Declaring nuclear states to be outlaw states

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The United Nations reviews the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) every five years. In 2010, the monthlong conference developed some action steps for reducing the number of weapons in the world, but not much was done, and expectations were low for this year's conference, which ended May 22. So for the past two years, the nongovernmental organizations that work to abolish nuclear weapons have been developing a strategy.

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