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Dan Nexon is a Staff Writer for the Harvard International Review.
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Despite the end of the Cold War, an unstable Russia and the proliferation of nuclear arms in other countries means that the threat of accidental nuclear war persists. The United States' launch-on-warning (LOW) system, which would automatically retaliate if a nuclear strike were detected, worsens the security problem by not giving national leaders any time to consider a reasoned response, possibly including "riding out" the attack. LOW should be dropped to give policymakers more time to evaluate the situation in the event of a nuclear attack.

By Dan Nexon  |  May 6, 2006