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March 9, 2010
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  • Obama Must Decide Degree to Which U.S. Swears Off Nuclear Weapons
    The Washington Post
  • U.S. Enriches Companies Defying Its Policy on Iran
    The New York Times
  • Israel, Syria Announce Nuclear Energy Ambitions
    Associated Press
  • E.U. to Begin Press on Nuclear Standards
    The New York Times
  • Nuclear Liability Law Has Sting in Tail for the U.S. Too
    The Hindu
  • Panel Confirms Japan-U.S. Secret Pacts, Leads to Gov't Policy Shift
    Kyodo News
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Obama Must Decide Degree to Which U.S. Swears Off Nuclear Weapons

Mary Beth Sheridan and Walter Pincus, The Washington Post
ObamaPresident Obama's top national security advisers will within days present him with an agonizing choice on how to guide U.S. nuclear weapons policy for the rest of his term.

Does he substantially advance his bold pledge to seek a world free of nuclear weapons by declaring that the "sole purpose" of the U.S. arsenal is to deter other nations from using them? Or does he embrace a more modest option, supported by some senior military officials, that deterrence is the "primary purpose"?
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U.S. Enriches Companies Defying Its Policy on Iran

Jo Becker and Ron Nixon, The New York Times
The federal government has awarded more than $107 billion in contract payments, grants and other benefits over the past decade to foreign and multinational American companies while they were doing business in Iran, despite Washington's efforts to discourage investment there, records show.
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Israel, Syria Announce Nuclear Energy Ambitions

Angela Charlton, Associated Press
Mideast rivals Israel and Syria on Tuesday each announced ambitions to develop nuclear energy, with Israel facing the prospect that its plan could bring new attention to its secretive nuclear activities.
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E.U. to Begin Press on Nuclear Standards

James Kanter, The New York Times
The head of the European Commission was to begin a push Monday for European safety standards for nuclear power plants to become binding worldwide, a development that might benefit France as it competes to sell its expensive technology and expertise against countries offering cheaper alternatives.
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Nuclear Liability Law Has Sting in Tail for the U.S. Too

Siddharth Varadarajan, The Hindu
The Manmohan Singh government may be courting trouble at home by pushing a controversial new law to limit the financial exposure of nuclear companies in the event of a nuclear accident.
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Panel Confirms Japan-U.S. Secret Pacts, Leads to Gov't Policy Shift

Kyodo News
A Foreign Ministry panel concluded Tuesday that secret pacts on nuclear arms and other issues were reached by Japan and the United States in the Cold War era, leading the Japanese government to end its decades-long official denial that any such agreements existed.
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