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White House: Bio-Weapon Attack Invites Nuclear Response

The Bush administration presents a new defense strategy to Congress and warns the U.S. is prepared to use "overwhelming force" -- including nuclear arms -- if an enemy uses chemical or biological weapons. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports.

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Michele Kelemen has been with NPR for two decades, starting as NPR's Moscow bureau chief and now covering the State Department and Washington's diplomatic corps. Her reports can be heard on all NPR News programs, including Morning Edition and All Things Considered.