Estimated read time: Less than a minute
This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.
Last weekend's news reports about the Nuclear Posture Review emphasized that it names countries against which the United States might use nuclear weapons -- including five non-nuclear states. The report said the United States needs to develop nuclear weapons better suited for striking targets in countries that could be involved in "immediate, potential or unexpected contingencies." It said these are North Korea, Iraq, Iran, Syria and Libya.