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Race escalates for latest class of nuclear arms

Build-up of weapons threatens to unsettle balance of destructive force among nations

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Mr Obama, speaking at the Nuclear Security Summit's closing news conference, acknowledged the tension stirred by the refurbishment of the nation's ageing nuclear arsenal.

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THE United States, Russia and China are aggressively pursuing a new generation of smaller, less destructive nuclear weapons. The build-ups threaten to revive a Cold War-era arms race and unsettle the balance of destructive force among nations that has kept the nuclear peace for

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