We should write to President Biden that in the event that he negotiates a nuclear pact with Iran or North Korea, he must not repeat the fatal flaw of the first Iran deal. It imposed a waiting period for the inspection of suspected sites.

This would have allowed those countries to move the materials for making a nuclear weapon — such as enriched uranium — to a second site during the waiting period for the first site; then when the second site comes under suspicion, it will have a waiting period during which the material can be moved to a third site; and so on. That is why a future president may cancel the deal again.

Alex Sokolow 

Southern Pines

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ken leary

You astute observers of current events do realize that Iran would be more than happy, they have stipulated as much, to enter into an agreement making the Middle East a nuclear free zone. There is just one problem, of which, of course, you are aware.

Mark Hayes

Remember, Neville Chamberlain and the " Munich Agreement ", that also was to bring about " peace in our time ". That piece of paper he waved, could have been a laundry list for all it accomplished. What that signing it allowed, was the dismemberment of Czechoslovakia to appease Hitler, and you know the rest of the story. Makes no difference if the Middle East becomes a nuclear free zone, if there are any countries with nuclear capabilities we all are in danger of being vaporized, so what is your recommendation? The only deterrent is having superior defense systems, and greater nuclear powers, not because we want it, but out of necessity.

Conrad Meyer

I am not encouraged by the new administration - I sincerely hope I am wrong. Two people that I would like to quote:

Robert Gates, who served as defense secretary for the Obama administration, paused for a moment and said "I don't know" in an interview Sunday (2019) when asked if he thinks former VP Joe Biden would be a good president." Quote: "He's a man of integrity, incapable of hiding what he really thinks, and one of those rare people you know you could turn to for help in a personal crisis. Still, I think he's been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades."

Another from the 'anointed one'. The report says Obama told an unnamed Democrat during the 2020 primary campaign, in which he declined to endorse any candidate: "Don't underestimate Joe's ability to f--- things up."

I for one am glad I did not vote for the current administration. Even the insiders know the truth.

Kent Misegades

You can not deal with evil. It must be defeated, best from within. See the growth of Christian home churches in Iran, North Korea and Communist China, the best hope for their people to win freedom one day.

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