Obama Limits When U.S. Would Use Nuclear Arms

Above: President Obama on Monday discussing his new
nuclear strategy, which would limit the conditions for using
such weapons. (Stephen Crowley/The New York Times)

The New York Times
By DAVID E. SANGER and PETER BAKER
Published: April 5, 2010

WASHINGTON — President Obama said Monday that he was revamping American nuclear strategy to substantially narrow the conditions under which the United States would use nuclear weapons.

But the president said in an interview that he was carving out an exception for “outliers like Iran and North Korea” that have violated or renounced the main treaty to halt nuclear proliferation. Read more.

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