Bush Administration's Nuclear Posture Review

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Although Secretary of State Powell insists there's no plan to use nuclear weapons, a secret Pentagon study, leaked this weekend, has created an international uproar. The Nuclear Posture Review reports that such weapons may no longer be America's last resort. The study, which includes contingency plans for the use of nuclear weapons against Iraq, Iran, North Korea, China, Libya, Syria and Russia, suggests that such weapons might also be used in some Arab-Israeli crisis or to respond to chemical or biological attacks. Is 20 years of policy about to be reversed or is this a prudent review of options in an increasingly dangerous world? We ask independent and governmental defense experts, and the former ambassador of Iran, one of the countries targeted in the review.
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