“Stupid, this is going to enhance illegal nuclear poaching.”
Umm, this program was specifically designed to DETER illegal nuclear poaching. Which it has done, for nearly 20 years. And, it’s coming to an end, without any suggestion that it has led to such poaching. So, maybe not such a stupid idea after all.
If we disarm ourselves, how can we hunt for rogue nukes? It is like antihunting organization. They create the very disinterest, financial or political, in looking to protect the game revenues and its maintenance.