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South African Nukes

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South African Canberra By Col André Kritzinger, CC BY-SA 3.0

At the National Interest I have a quick explainer on the South African nuclear weapons program:

The Republic of South Africa is the only country in the world to build a nuclear weapons program, then unbuild that program after domestic and international conditions changed. Why did South Africa decide to build nukes, how did it build them and why did it decide to give them up? The answers are largely idiosyncratic, although they may hold some lessons for the future of nuclear weapons development on the Korean Peninsula and elsewhere.

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