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The Open Secret of Israel's Nuclear Arsenal.

Investigative reporter Seymour Hersh. In his new book, "The Samson Option," Hersh contends that Israel has had a secret nuclear arms program for years, had those arms aimed at the Soviet Union for years, and was ready to fire those weapons at Arab capitals during the recent Gulf war. Hersh's previous book, "The Target Is Destroyed," looked at what really happened when Korean Airlines flight 007 was shot down near Japan.

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Other segments from the episode on October 23, 1991

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, October 23, 1991: Interview with Seymour Hersh; Interview with Sonny Sharrock; Review of Paul Fussell's book "BAD, or the Dumbing of America."

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