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Pentagon to develop more nuclear weapons

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"The Pentagon is planning to develop two new sea-based nuclear weapons to respond to Russia and China’s growing military capabilities, according to a sweeping Defense Department review of nuclear strategy," The Wall Street's Journal's Michael Gordon reports:

"[T]he Pentagon argues that since adversaries [notably Russia and China] have failed to follow the U.S. in de-emphasizing the role of nuclear weapons, Washington needs a greater range of nuclear options to counter its potential foes, especially for carrying out limited strikes."