No plans to change US nuke strike rules: Pentagon chief

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter speaks to security forces members at a missile alert facility near Minot Air Force Base, North DakotaUS Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Tuesday the Pentagon has no plans to pursue a “no-first-use” nuclear weapons policy. “It has been the policy of the United States for a long time to extend its nuclear umbrella to friends and allies, and thereby to contribute to the deterrence of conflict and the deterrence of war,” Carter said.

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