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Fri Feb 8, 2013, 06:04 PM

Obama to Reduce Nukes By 1/3rd

http://www.boomantribune.com/story/2013/2/8/17302/77354

Obama to Reduce Nukes By 1/3rd

by BooMan
Fri Feb 8th, 2013 at 05:30:02 PM EST


This may help explain why the president wants Chuck Hagel as his Secretary of Defense.

President Obama is poised to sign off on a new internal review of U.S. nuclear weapons strategy that would reduce the arsenal by one-third, resulting in billions in savings to the Pentagon and Energy Department.

The recommended reductions were included in a draft version of a classified decision directive compiled by top defense and national security officials inside the White House, according to a report by the Center for Public Integrity issued Friday.

While the president has yet to officially approve the directive, including the recommended one-third cut to the nuclear arsenal, sources tell CPI Obama has voiced no objection to the directive's findings.

Representatives from State Department, Strategic Command, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the office of Vice President Biden also played a part in drafting the directive.

Things in Washington DC may be fucked up and bullshit, but progress is still being made.

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JeffHead Feb 2013 #1
babylonsister Feb 2013 #2
robinlynne Feb 2013 #3
FBaggins Feb 2013 #8
freshwest Feb 2013 #4
Recursion Feb 2013 #5
Cha Feb 2013 #6
davidpdx Feb 2013 #7
malthaussen Feb 2013 #9

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 06:07 PM

1. Good! Instead of being able to blow up the earth 1000 times...

We can blow it up 667 times. It's still too many. IMO

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Response to JeffHead (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 06:11 PM

2. Well no one will ever get rid of all of them; it's a good start, and something

Obama has been focused on since he originally took office.

From April 2010...

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Politics/obama-medvedev-sign-nuclear-arms-reduction-treaty-replace/story?id=10318006
Obama, Medvedev Sign Arms Reduction Treaty: 'An Important Milestone for Nuclear Security'

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 06:17 PM

3. whle simultaneously naming the scientist who wants to build more nuclear power plants?

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Response to robinlynne (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 08:14 AM

8. Yes.

Because he's smart enough to know the difference between nuclear power and nuclear weapons.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 06:21 PM

4. He's chipping away at what we don't want or need. Thanks, PBO.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 06:32 PM

5. Hagel

He and Hagel first became friends working on nonproliferation. It's a very important issue for both of them.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:25 PM

6. Good for the President and his Team.. and "saving Billions"..

in the plan!

Thanks babylonsistah

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 07:27 AM

7. Agreed

Reducing the nuclear arsenal is a good thing. I just hope we can find a place to put all the nuclear material.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 09:08 AM

9. And we can sell the silos to survivalists.

It's a growing market!

-- Mal

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