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Report: Bush OK's nukes against WMD attack

President Bush signed a secret order last September that allows for the use of nuclear weapons in response to biological or chemical attacks, the Washington Times reported Friday. The order apparently changes the decades-old U.S. policy of deliberate ambiguity about what the United States might do in response to such an attack, the newspaper said. The Times quoted the document as saying, “The United States will continue to make clear that it reserves the right to respond with overwhelming force — including potentially nuclear weapons — to the use of (weapons of mass destruction) against the United States, our forces abroad, and friends and allies.” Full Story

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