From Fred Caplan:
“The New START accord cuts the strategic nuclear arsenals on each side to 1,550 warheads. Can any of its critics make a case that our security would be imperiled if, the very next day, Obama and Medvedev made moves to take the levels down to 1,000—then to 500?
If so, come show us the math. If not, it may be time to stop making arms control so politically complicated—time to stop letting arms control get in the way of disarmament.”
The reason the disarmament talks don't amount to disarmament is because disarmament is insanity. Those proponents of disarmament of the superpowers are oblivious to the exact number of organizations and people that have bombs. If atom bombs were real lots of private individuals and interest groups would have them too.
The type of disarmament proposals that neglect to factor in the exact number of physics package owners is nothing but laundering non-existant bombs into oblivion, out-of-sight-out-of-mind.