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The Bush Administration's Misguided Quest for Low-Yield Nuclear Bunker Busters

The Bush administration is provoking a political confrontation over repealing an obscure restriction on nuclear weapons research and development that has been on the books for nearly a decade. Why? It wants to develop new low-yield nuclear weapons and improved nuclear earth-penetrating bombs to hit hardened and deeply buried targets.

Fact Sheet
May 2003

In-Depth Analysis (549k pdf file)
May 2003

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last revised 6.16.03

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