December 26, 2012

Better Nuclear Bombs for a Safer World

Bloomberg, Bloomberg

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Is the U.S. getting ready to wage the Cold War again? If one believes the critics, that’s the aim behind a planned $10 billion modernization of the B61 nuclear bomb, the backbone of the Pentagon’s tactical nuclear arsenal.

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