"U.S. Weighs Tactical Nuclear Strike on Iraq"

LouPaulsen LouPaulsen at attbi.com
Sat Jan 25 08:10:54 MST 2003


Today's LA Times:

"U.S. Weighs Tactical Nuclear Strike on Iraq"

WASHINGTON -- As the Pentagon continues a highly visible buildup of troops
and weapons in the Persian Gulf, it is also quietly preparing for the
possible use of nuclear weapons in a war against Iraq, according to a report
by a defense analyst.

Although they consider such a strike unlikely, military planners have been
actively studying lists of potential targets and considering options,
including the possible use of so-called bunker-buster nuclear weapons
against deeply buried military targets, says analyst William M. Arkin, who
writes a regular column on defense matters for The Times. ...

full story at
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-nuke25jan25,0,2718283.st
ory?coll=la%2Dhome%2Dheadlines


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