Friday, April 30, 2010

Military And Intelligence Nes Briefs -- April 30, 2010

Police officers are sealed into protective suits during a 2005 bioterrorism drill in New Jersey. The United States is unlikely to use nuclear weapons against a biological-weapon threat, even though a recent nuclear policy review left that option available, according to analysts (Stan Honda/Getty Images).

U.S. Unlikely to Respond to Biological Threat With Nuclear Strike, Experts Say -- Global Security Newswire

WASHINGTON -- The United States is not likely to use nuclear force to respond to a biological weapons threat, even though the Obama administration left open that option in its recent update to the nation's nuclear weapons policy, experts say (See GSN, April 22).

"The notion that we are in eminent danger of confronting a scenario in which hundreds of thousands of people are dying in the streets of New York as a consequence of a biological weapons attack is fanciful," said Michael Moodie, a consultant who served as assistant director for multilateral affairs in the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency during the George H.W. Bush administration.

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-- Business Journal

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-- DoD Buzz

Top Gun Rises From The Dead -- Strategy Page

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