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Treading on nuclear danger

Regarding the editorial "Maintaining the Nuclear Alert," Nov. 9: I agree with the editorial that cold-war dangers continue to exist. Russia, as well as the [former] Soviet Republics of Kazakhstan, Belarus, and the Ukraine maintain their nuclear power and, as the editorial points out, may sell their technology to others.

Also, the number of countries that possesses nuclear weapons is growing. Countries such as China, India, and Pakistan, which were not considered nuclear threats before, are more advanced in their nuclear capabilities.

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Also, the US should be cautious in opposing European and other countries that wish to acquire nuclear weapons. The US should not exhibit the attitude that it has the right to possess a nuclear arsenal while others do not. LaShawn Howell, Loretto, Tenn.

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