Using Nuclear Weapons

| Tue Sep. 20, 2005 2:22 PM EDT

Nadezhda has a long and very worthwhile post on the Pentagon's draft revisions to its doctrine on the use of nuclear weapons. Officials now seem to be walking back from earlier proposed changes that "would allow commanders to seek presidential approval for using atomic arms against nations or terrorists who intend to use chemical, biological or nuclear weapons against the United States, its troops or allies," although the debate still appears to be ongoing.

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