I find this amazing but the Pentagon has decided because they have the best damned intelligence in the world (remember Iraq) that they can nuke nuclear weapons and terrorist groups.
I would like to remind the Pentagon that a terrorist group is not a country it is a small group of people probably spread all around the globe. It would provide as much logic as dropping a nuclear bomb in Tim McVeigh’s home town.
“The Pentagon has drafted a revised doctrine for the use of nuclear weapons that envisions commanders requesting presidential approval to use them to preempt an attack by a nation or a terrorist group using weapons of mass destruction. The draft also includes the option of using nuclear arms to destroy known enemy stockpiles of nuclear, biological or chemical weapons.”
Imagine if we would have used this in Iraq. We knew where the stockpiles were we could have just nuked them and been done with it after all they worked with Bin Laden. I know there would be no evidence of nuclear weapons once we were done but has our intelligence ever failed us why would it now. If we would have used this in Afghanistan we would probably be more hated but once we killed all those civilians but Bin Laden would no longer be a threat.
We could use this on the upcoming war in Iran. After all it is like a bumper sticker I once seen “George Bush Four More Wars.”