David Schaefer, The Wall Street Journal | April 10, 2009
In response to the North Korean rocket launch, President Obama committed to reducing the US supply of nuclear weapons. ++ This is not an effective strategy and gives other states an incentive to increase their nuclear capacity. ++ The only means of deterring rogue states from using nuclear weapons once they have acquired them is to threaten a larger response, and secondly, an effective program of missile defense. ++ The "likelihood that reducing America's strategic forces is going to elicit reciprocal behavior from our antagonists is nil."