Arrows amid the Olive Branches

Tough nuclear strategy during a week of peaceful gestures

"The U.S. nuclear capabilities must I prevail even under the condition of a prolonged war." That American planners have thought of, and even planned for, such dire contingencies is neither new nor surprising. But the fact that details of these plans were leaked to journalists at a most inappropriate time was highly disturbing. At least three news organizations obtained copies of a secret 125-page Defense Guidance report, in which the Pentagon set forth U.S. military strategy for the next five years. Its missile-rattling conclusions made...

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