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As tactical nuclear arsenals are modernised, the risk of arms-racing grows

President Obama had a line in his speech at Hiroshima earlier this year that really zeros in on one of the themes of the modern nuclear era. After describing World War II and the destruction caused by the bombings at Hiroshima and Nagaskai, the President said: 'Science allows us to communicate across the seas and fly above the clouds, to cure disease and understand the cosmos, but those same discoveries can be turned into ever more efficient killing machines.
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