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“I also want to thank Daryl Kimball and the Arms Control Association for allowing me to address all of you today and for being such effective advocates for sensible policies to stem the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and most importantly, reduce the risk of nuclear war.”

– Joseph Biden, Jr.
Senator
January 28, 2004
OP-ED: Iran's Nuclear Program: The Risk of the 'Known Unknown'

An op-ed article by Peter Crail for the World Politics Review.

In response to a question about suspected Iraqi weapons of mass destruction seven years ago, then-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld famously said,"There are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know."

As tortuous as his formulation was, the notions he raised may be of some use putting recent developments regarding Iran's uranium enrichment program in proper perspective...

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