Monday, April 12, 2010
In the article "Obama, Russian president sign arms treaty" reported by CNN, it talked about the enormous effort the world is making to get rid of the nuclear threat. This effort was magnified when the two opposing sides, the U.S and Russia, agreed to stop their nuclear research 19 years after the end of the Cold War. This shows the great progress our nations have achieved since the turn of the century. Now the world's citizens can sleep easier knowing that the global nuclear threat has diminished by at least 50%. But the world still has a long way to go to get rid of the nuclear threat entirely. Most countries agree that reducing the nuclear threat by reducing the number of weapons is a good thing. However, many are still very concerned that radicals such as Al Queda and the Taliban would use these weapons without hesitation if they could get their hands on them.