This Isn't The Cold War

NPR's Mike Shuster reports on what is known about the nuclear weapons capability of both Pakistan and India and the possibility of nuclear deterrence in the region, now that both countries have resumed nuclear testing. Pakistan's prime minister says his country carried out five underground detonations today in response to what it viewed as the threat from India, which conducted five tests of its own two weeks ago. Pakistan also says it is capping long-range missiles, capable of striking most parts of India, with nuclear warheads.

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