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Biden administration to scrap nuclear cruise missile program

Officials determined new weapon not needed to maintain nuclear deterrence

The Biden administration is returning to the position of the last Democratic president, Barack Obama, who called for a "world without nuclear weapons."   © Reuters

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. has decided to discontinue development of a new nuclear cruise missile, Nikkei has learned.

The administration of former President Donald Trump had laid out plans to develop the new weapon to enhance U.S. nuclear capabilities.

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