ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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New US Nuclear Doctrine

The details of the classified US Nuclear Posture Review which have appeared in the media point to a perpetuation rather than a break with the cold war logic on nuclear weapons. They also go against president Bush's stated policy of reduced reliance on nuclear weapons. By attempting to define a new role for these weapons of ultimate destruction and envisaging their use even in conventional wars, the review redefines deterrence and undermines the non-proliferation regime.

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