France: another nuclear "rogue state"

  • 2006-02-01
  • By Gwynne Dyer
"The leaders of states who use terrorist methods against us, as well as those who consider using... weapons of mass destruction, must understand that they would expose themselves to a firm and appropriate response on our part. This response could be a conventional one. It might also be of a different kind."On Jan. 19, President Jacques Chirac announced a major change in French nuclear strategy while visiting Ile Longue, the country's main nuclear submarine base. Speaking on the missile-firing submarine Le Vigilant, he said that in future France would consider using nuclear weapons against a...
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