Senate Approves Research into 'Mini-Nukes' The Senate voted Wednesday to allow the repeal of the 10-year ban on studying and developing "mini-nukes" -- low-yield tactical nuclear weapons of five kilotons or less. The Democrats are not happy. NPR's David Kestenbaum examines the scientific basis of the arguments for and against this move.
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Senate Approves Research into 'Mini-Nukes'

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Senate Approves Research into 'Mini-Nukes'

Senate Approves Research into 'Mini-Nukes'

Senate Approves Research into 'Mini-Nukes'

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The Senate voted Wednesday to allow the repeal of the 10-year ban on studying and developing "mini-nukes" — low-yield tactical nuclear weapons of five kilotons or less. The Democrats are not happy. NPR's David Kestenbaum examines the scientific basis of the arguments for and against this move.