Skip to comments.Pentagon unveils new nuclear weapons strategy, ending Obama-era push to reduce U.S. arsenal
Posted on 02/02/2018 8:28:43 PM PST by BenLurkin
The Pentagon released a new nuclear arms policy Friday that calls for the introduction of two new types of weapons, effectively ending Obama-era efforts to reduce the size and scope of the U.S. arsenal and minimize the role of nuclear weapons in defense planning.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in an introductory note to the new policy the first update to the militarys nuclear strategy since 2010 that the changes reflect a need to look reality in the eye and see the world as it is, not as we wish it to be.
The previous administrations policy hinged on what President Barack Obama called a moral obligation for the United States to lead by example in ridding the world of nuclear weapons. Officials in the Trump administration and the U.S. military argue that Obamas approach proved overly idealistic, particularly as relations with Moscow soured. Russia, China and North Korea, they say, all advanced their nuclear weapons capabilities instead of following suit.
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I read in another article earlier this week there’s going to be a change over to tactical nukes. Smart.
Obviously this means the National Labs will have to flush the chicom and soviet spies (scientists and engineers) that infest them.
Protections would include the mysterious disappearance of any journalist, and their bosses, who wrote anything about these new weapons in any design or development-progress detail.
As terrifying as the Democrats make the Russians out to be and that Obama sold them US uranium, perhaps we should upgrade our nuclear capability.
Among the ‘disappeared’ would be any Freeper who even so much as hinted that their might be a purge before the perps have a chance to run for it ...
While Obama was going to Global Zero, the globe, Russia, China, NK, Iran, decided to go the other way. Former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter is not an idiot and he blew the whistle on this in his Sep 26, 2016 Remarks to troops at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota calling for an American response to emerging foreign nuclear threats.
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