THE Nuclear Security Summit has ended with an international commitment by the leaders present in Washington that they would all secure their national fissile material within four years and would ensure their safety against access by terrorists. In principle, there is nothing wrong with this well-intentioned international goal. President Obama also pointed out that it was not just countries like Pakistan that had to move in this direction, but also the US and his response to a question on Pakistan where he categorically stated that Pakistan was not playing by a different set of rules is to be welcomed as it shows a move towards a less discriminatory approach towards Pakistan. The Summit leaders also vowed to work together to stop illicit nuclear trafficking and to ensure safety in transporting nuclear material. The language of the final communiqu is also not precise, and does not bind states to its goals. Unfortunately, the Summit failed to consider proliferation by states like the US to Israel. It also failed to consider the dangerous first-use nuclear doctrine that the Obama Administration has recently propounded and which Secretary Clinton reasserted very vividly by declaring that the US would use nuclear weapons against a threat of any WMD The nuclear threat, in reality, is far less from non-state actors, and far more from use of nuclear weapons by states like the US and India - both of whom have asserted the right to first-use of nukes against any WMD threat. The problem for Pakistan in terms of its nuclear assets does not end here. The Summit had barely ended when the White House counter terrorism chief, John Brennan fired yet another official salvo against Pakistan by linking up Al Qaeda, its alleged search for nuclear weapons and Pakistan. He gave out that Al Qaeda may attempt to gain access to nuclear material and hinted rather obviously that Pakistan was seen as the weak link in the chain which they could exploit. Such an assumption is irresponsible as well as being false since so far there has been no fissile material reported missing from Pakistan - as opposed to numerous reports of such material going missing from the US, India and even countries like Japan. Basically, the US continues to use a punitive approach to dealing with a problem that is more acute within its own country than anywhere else - if hard ground evidence is anything to go by. Moreover, Obamas aggressive and Bush-like non-compromising attitude towards Iran on the nuclear issue is a marked failure to generate a global consensus on a new consensual nonproliferation road map. Iran and North Koreas exclusion deprived the Summit of two critical nuclear players while the Israeli leaderships refusal to participate allowed it to evade a much-needed censure. It is time President Obama paid heed to his own words of acting not just talking about nuclear security and disarmament.