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Earlier in November, the Washington Post directed its readers to a Defense News commentary by Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho), the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, about rejecting sole-purpose nuclear policy.

“Declaring that the United States will never be the first to use a nuclear weapon represents the worst in potential policy,” Risch wrote. “It scares our friends, encourages our adversaries and damages the very nonproliferation goals it claims to advance.”

Risch’s commentary is here; but for subscribers to the Defense Views newsletter, it appeared in their inbox last week. To subscribe, sign up here.

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In the last year, Defense News has published commentaries from leaders on Congressional defense committees, chief executives of the defense industry’s largest companies and senior leaders at the Department of Defense and ministries of defense throughout the world.

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