Dillon Hutchens PPI Paper
Nuclear proliferation is an expanding public policy issue and should be approached cautiously, but efficiently, for within this topic there is littler margin for error. Both Republican and Democratic parties obviously want to put an end to nuclear proliferation, however how each party would go about dealing with this issue slightly differs.
Before going into detail about how each party would deal with the nuclear proliferation, the issue must be more formally addressed. Nuclear proliferation is a term used to describe the spread of nuclear weapons, technology and information. The development of nuclear weapons began back in World War II when countries such as Germany, China, Russia, England, and the U.S. were all racing to develop the catastrophic weaponry. Despite all of these countries efforts, the U.S. to this day is still the only country to have used a nuclear weapon in a war when it dropped two nuclear warheads on Japan, devastating the country. Since World War II, efforts have been made to try and limit nuclear weapons throughout the world as the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty was opened to signatories in 1968. The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty is a piece of legislature thats objective is to limit the spread of nuclear weapons, technology, and information, but also to promote peaceful usage of nuclear energy as a power source. Currently 190 countries are signed to the treaty, although the non-signatories are where the whole problem with nuclear proliferation lyes.