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New Nukes Revive Old Debate

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Science  04 Jul 2003:
Vol. 301, Issue 5629, pp. 32-34
DOI: 10.1126/science.301.5629.32

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The Bush Administration wants to develop low-yield and earth-penetrating nuclear weapons against new threats. But the laws of physics haven't changed, say scientists, who feel that the president and his advisers haven't made a compelling case for reviving spending on weapons that may not be usable or feasible.