Skip to comments.US weighing steep nuclear arms cuts
Posted on 02/14/2012 4:08:40 PM PST by rarestia
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is weighing options for sharp new cuts to the U.S. nuclear force, including a reduction of up to 80 percent in the number of deployed weapons, The Associated Press has learned.
Even the most modest option now under consideration would be an historic and politically bold disarmament step in a presidential election year, although the plan is in line with President Barack Obama's 2009 pledge to pursue the elimination of nuclear weapons.
No final decision has been made, but the administration is considering at least three options for lower total numbers of deployed strategic nuclear weapons cutting to: 1,000 to 1,100; 700 to 800, and 300 to 400, according to a former government official and a congressional staffer. Both spoke on condition of anonymity in order to reveal internal administration deliberations.
The potential cuts would be from a current treaty limit of 1,550 deployed strategic warheads.
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Where the Hell are the Joint Chiefs?!
Duplicate... please pull. Sorry.
The whole damn country's been hijacked and we're going to get it back in November.
I'm fine with this, so long as the 'reductions' consist of launches at certain targets.
ELDERLY WOMAN: Now, this Obama, I know that he's a terrorist...
JOHN MCCAIN: No, dear, Mister Obama is not a terrorist.
He needs to be Newtered.
When will all the brass, sitting in the Pentagon and counting the days until retirement, remember that they swore to defend this nation from all enemies, both foreign and domestic?
Gutting our defenses in this dangerous world is exactly what FDR did, thus inviting WWII. Hundreds of thousands of young Americans lost their lives because they were called on to fight for the country that was unprepared to send them to battle. It had spent its money on bread and circuses instead of war material.
Must we keep repeating this insanity on the part of Democrats who run up enormous deficits and then can only cut the military?
If not, remove them from D.C. and start from scratch.
In related news, Bill Ayers has jumped from a third floor Tampa hotel window to surrender to the Seminoles.
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More and more like Jimmy Carter all the time:
2. hostage crisis (this one Egyptian and less well-known)
3. deep cuts to military
4. calls for stoicism
5. talk about disarmament
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We're going to get it back in January -- what's left of it after they spend three months trashing whatever they can still get their hands on.
Unilateral disarmament by the Good Cop in a world of increasing nuclear proliferation - what could possibly go wrong? /UltraGigaMegaDrippingSarc
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There are a lot of cocktail parties and golf courses in DC. They got to where they are by kissing a$$, and they're not stopping now.
Our enemies are smiling/laughing right now.
They also swore to defend the Constitution. What exactly do you suggest they do?
This one is scary.
Hopefully The Kenyan will be out of Office long before he can get any of this started.
It's really a no-brainer. We can cut our ongoing maintenence expenses AND at the same time make some quick bucks by selling our nukes to the friendly emerging Muslim Brotherhood nations.
Yeah. The locations Mecca, Medina, Tehran, Qom, Damascus, and Islamabad come immediately to mind.
He can weigh all the options he wants. Defense budgets have to be passed by Congress. And next year he'll be out of office anyway.
“Where the Hell are the Joint Chiefs?!”
Good question, rarestia.
My theory is that these traitorous clowns actually believe they’re wearing magic ju-ju beads and are immune to bullets. They missed the pictures of Libya’s army of staff getting dragged into the courtyard and getting his brains blown out. They also didn’t pay attention to the militia man in Libya who pulled Kaddhafi’s gold-plated pistol from his holster, slammed him into the SUV hood and blew his brains out.
We are dealing with military moron traitors who believe they won’t be photographed swinging from lampposts.
There is no nation that would attack another nation with 200 nuclear weapons but not one with 2000 (either you’re sane and won’t attack either or you’re crazy and don’t care about your own survival). So when it comes to the security and territorial integrity of the US it doesn’t make much of a difference.
I disagree with all US nuclear cuts especially with nations like China,North Korea and Iran building their forces.
This is the Russian view of a nuclear first strike:
“Only the offensive leads to the attainment of victory over the enemy. As a type of combat, the offensive has incontestable advantages over the defense. The attacker has broad capabilities for launching surprise strikes, for the rapid exploitation of the results of nuclear attacks”
Russian military strategist Col. Sidorenko
The Holy Grail, the absolute number one priority of the Communist Party USA has been unilateral nuclear disarmament of the USA.
A sure sign you are dealing with a Communist(I do mean Communist not liberal or left wing)front organization is their support for unilateral disarmament.
They made there big push during Reagen’s first term, it has since been shown that the nuclear freeze movement in Europe and the US along with the nuclear apocalyptic propaganda was financed and orchestrated by Moscow.
There are many scenarios for America’s gradual decline but a depleted US strategic nuclear force with unverified unchecked,inadequately inspected reductions of Soviet weapons and a president with a documented history of Communist influence and sympathies is a formula for America’s instantaneous extermination.
Even as we speak I wonder if the underwater location of our trident submarines is secure with Obama in the White House or if the Soviets have been assured that he would not retaliate but surrender if they attacked. If you are already a Red than there is not even a better dead than red choice to be made.
No one with his background would ever be given a security clearance or allowed any where near any of our strategic weapons. Can you imagine any one with all his close Communist connections being allowed to fly a B-52 or even allowed on a trident submarine.
You can think about the various ways a second Obama term could severely damage America; we are here not talking of damage or the metaphorical death of America, we are here talking about the actual death of virtually every man, woman and child in America.
>>What exactly do you suggest they do?
Resign and go public on what a brain damaged move this is.
Barry the Kenyan Guy is going to get all of us killed. I think that’s the plan.
Why, we're just setting a good example for the rest of the world to follow. Nuclear weapons are bad for chil'ren. And for Mother Earth./UltraGigaMegaDrippingLiberalCrap
200 bombs is around how much we have in European bases. A realistic exchange is a 5000 megaton exchage between the Russians and United States. Counting primary and secondary targets in United States there are about 6,000 primary targets. These targets include: ICBM silos and launch centers, air force, navy and army facilities, key military support industries, command and control centers, and political infrastructures.
You will also have to include as possible nuclear targets priority on industrial targets which support the military effort including key military support industries, port facilities, fuel refineries, fuel storage facilities, power generating plants, chemical plants and communication facilities.
“There is no nation that would attack another nation with 200 nuclear weapons but not one with 2000 (either you’re sane and won’t attack either or you’re crazy and don’t care about your own survival). So when it comes to the security and territorial integrity of the US it doesn’t make much of a difference.”
The Russians and Chinese would. They have entire strategies written down discussing it.
We have plans on them.Nuclear Weapons Employment Policy (NUWEP) that specified basic planning assumptions, attack options, targeting objectives, types of targets, targeting constraints, and coordination with combatant commanders
We won’t have plans on them after this.
As long there is a JCS, SIOP will exist in some form.
Little education needed here.
* The “nuclear winter” myth is a myth created in commie academic circles and publicized by Hollywood.
* China has several hundred mobiles that can reach any spot in the USA and hit within 200-300 meters.
* Russia has over 4,000 nuclear warheads.
* Iran is probably mounting nukes in Venezuela and has promised to propagate nuclear weapons and technologies to its allies (Syria and others).
* Pakistan has nuclear weapons.
* Most of the constituents valued the most by politicians of both political parties will risk anything to keep their global debt regime going as long as possible. That includes avoiding any confrontation with the likes of Iran at all potential costs.
Have fun. Enjoy the slide and interesting consequences thereafter.
* Oh, and N. Korea.
Doe Obama know where all of them are at?
I'd imagine that this line of thought would have come up with Jimmy Carter in the White House.
I suppose that once again- Congress will have no say, and that congress does not even want to have a say.
Usually, at least five of the 18 Trident submarines are on patrol in the Atlantic and Pacific at any given moment. Locations are classified.
Reminds me of the movie “Seven Days in May”.