DENUCLEARIZATION

47 Nations Commit to Securing Nukes

First he won the battle for health care. Today, Obama took a big step toward his goal of locking down all vulnerable nuclear materials. In a document to be released later today, the final communiqué of the president’s 47-nation nuclear summit will commit all those countries to securing their nuclear material within four years. The Washington Post obtained a draft of the final plan, and the paper reports that the document details 12 obligations of all 47 attending nations and a work plan that encourages investing in nuclear-security measures. "Our objective is clear,” the statement says: “to ensure that terrorists never gain access to plutonium or highly enriched uranium—the essential ingredients of a nuclear weapon.”