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Kingston Reif is the director for Disarmament and Threat Reduction Policy at the Arms Control Association. You can follow him @KingstonAReif. The views expressed are his own.
(CNN)National security issues dominated Tuesday night's Republican presidential candidate debate. And while the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino -- and the conflict with ISIS -- took center stage, the candidates also sparred on the under-the-radar issue of nuclear weapons policy. The question is whether any of the candidates fully understand quite how critical this subject is to America's security.