Project Syndicate: It’s not just Iran and North Korea: Denuclearization means the U.S. too

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The U.S. tests a hydrogen bomb in the Marshall Islands on March 27, 1954.

NEW YORK (Project Syndicate) — There are two types of foreign policy: one based on the principle “might makes right,” and one based on the international rule of law. The United States wants to have it both ways: to hold other countries accountable to international law while exempting itself. And nowhere is this truer than on the matter of nuclear weapons.

America’s approach is doomed to fail. As Jesus declared, “all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.” Rather than perishing, it’s time to hold all countries, including the U.S.

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