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Allies lobby Biden to prevent shift to 'no first use' of nuclear arms

Behind-the-scenes pressure intensifies amid fears U.S. will change doctrine

U.S. President Joe Biden, left, and Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson meet during the G-7 summit in Cornwall, Britain, in June.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS (Financial Times) -- US allies are lobbying Joe Biden not to change American policy on the use of nuclear weapons amid concern the president is considering a "no first use" declaration that could undermine long-established deterrence strategies aimed at Russia and China.

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