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Plans to upgrade the US nuclear arsenal are fueling a new arms race

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An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California in February, 2016.   © Reuters

President Barack Obama wants his visit to Hiroshima, Japan, to be remembered as a sign of his commitment to a nuclear-free world -- a bold pledge that helped win him the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009.

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