Aiming to Stop Black Market Nuclear Traffic

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Missiles are displayed at the war museum in Seoul. (AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama's nuclear security summit, held in Washington, D.C. and hosting 46 world leaders, wrapped up last night with a request from the president. He called on all the nations present to cooperate in keeping nuclear material out of the hands of terrorists.

Obama said, "Every nuclear power, every country that has a civilian nuclear energy program, has to take better steps to secure these materials.”

We talk with David Sanger, Chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, and the author of "The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power," who has the latest of what came out of the summit. Also, Sharon Squassoni, who directs the Proliferation Prevention Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, talks about who is buying and selling nuclear material on the black market.


David Sanger and Sharon Squassoni

Produced by:

Noel King

Comments [1]

H Lewis from New York

To buttress your legitimate concerns about militias, you properply go back to the King Henry for background.
Why don't you apply the same standard to news about Jerusalem? Your research would uncover that this holy city is mentioned over 500 times in the Old Testament and in the prayers of the Jewish people every day for the past 3000 years, but is not even mentioned in the Koran. Even your recent history starts in 1967 with Israel "conquering", occupying and settling East Jerusalem, rather with unprovoked Jordanian aggression in 1967 to which Israel responded (and defeated), but even more important, the Jordanian aggression in 1948, which resulted in their illegal occupation, annexation, their ethnic cleansing of all Jews and desecration of all its synagogues.
Your standard for researching the case against right wing militias should apply to ALL aspects of the news fairly and impartially.
I would like the response of your news staff to my comments.

Apr. 14 2010 09:26 AM

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