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Even the West has good reasons for not wanting it dismantled
Worrying about fluoride is not so crazy after all. Many Americans may be exposed to more of it than is healthful
Here is an arms-control plan, based on a new nuclear strategy, that requires no negotiations, no treaties, and no verification—a plan that the United States and its allies, taking arms control into their own hands, can implement unilaterally, thereby immediately reducing the risk of a nuclear confrontation.