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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — U.S. President Barack Obama raised expectations for achieving a world without nuclear weapons when he said in Prague on April 5, “I state clearly and with conviction America’s commitment to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons.”

But he only succeeded in moving the world a very small fraction of the way toward this goal when he met with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in Moscow on July 6 to announce the outcome thus far of U.S.-Russian negotiations on nuclear disarmament.

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