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Tougher sanctions may be needed
Jun. 23, 2021 5:00 am, Updated: Jan. 20, 2022 10:02 am
I don't know if nuclear first strike capability is possible. We need to determine if an arms race with Russia could lead to our annihilation; and if so, we need to have both countries agree to a freeze on new nuclear weapons (at least if such a freeze is verifiable.)
There should, of course, be immediate inspection of any suspected nuclear weapon sites. If Russia doesn't agree to this — and if any diplomatic gesture such as inviting them to join NATO doesn't work, or increased trade doesn't remove the threat — then we need to have tougher sanctions than we do at present.
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