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Nuclear Security Summit: Is that all there is?

By Douglas Roche      

Government efforts to prevent a nuclear bomb explosion seem like an endless dance.

British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President François Hollande, U.S. President Barack Obama and other leaders of nuclear-armed states talk on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington on April 1. Photo courtesy of U.S. State Department/Ben Solomon
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When the recent 50-some-nation Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, aimed at stopping terrorists from obtaining nuclear materials, ended on a flat note, I was reminded of the torch singer Peggy Lee’s famous song, Is That All There Is? Standing in front of her blues band, Ms. Lee wistfully sang of clowns and elephants and dancing bears at the circus and then, when it was over, plaintively asked: “Is that all there is? “If that’s all there is, my

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