Nuclear Policy Change -- NPR's Mike Shuster reports on the fundamental change in US nuclear defense policy, which makes the prevention of nuclear war the number one priority. The previous policy, signed into effect by President Reagan in 1981, was intended to win a nuclear war. Analysts say the change in official doctrine reflects post-Cold War reality. The architects of the previous policy admit that winning a nuclear war is unimaginable.
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Nuclear Policy Change

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Nuclear Policy Change

Nuclear Policy Change

Nuclear Policy Change

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— NPR's Mike Shuster reports on the fundamental change in US nuclear defense policy, which makes the prevention of nuclear war the number one priority. The previous policy, signed into effect by President Reagan in 1981, was intended to win a nuclear war. Analysts say the change in official doctrine reflects post-Cold War reality. The architects of the previous policy admit that winning a nuclear war is unimaginable.