Is Bush Readier To Use Nukes?

As if the Bush Pentagon hadn't been busy enough lately, last weekend it emerged that officials there have revamped the nation's nuclear-war plans. A classified portion of the latest "Nuclear Posture Review," which was presented to Congress Jan. 8, lists the countries the U.S. considers contenders for a nuclear assault: Russia, China, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea and Syria. In the past, policymakers generally didn't name specific targets, or if they did, the list wasn't leaked. The document advocates that the military develop a new class of smaller, earth-penetrating nuclear arms suitable for destroying bunkers, as well as buried nuclear, chemical...

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