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This paper relates that, unlike the nuclear powers of the Cold War, the new nuclear candidates will be unable to acquire an effective nuclear deterrence system due to the flaw in their command structure, absence of a second strike capability, and lack of a safety mechanism. The paper uses the wars in Afghanistan and Iran and the level of danger faced by the U.S. from a North Korean as examples of modern warfare and demonstrates that maintaining a flexible military force, combined with Americas' ability to act unilaterally and preventively when needed, serves as a better alternative to prevent nuclear proliferation.
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