Skip to comments.Lowest level of strategic review would leave Pentagon with fewer warheads than China
Posted on 02/15/2012 5:58:07 AM PST by WeAreAMERICA
President Obama has ordered the Pentagon to consider cutting U.S. strategic nuclear forces to as low as 300 deployed warheadsbelow the number believed to be in Chinas arsenal and far fewer than current Russian strategic warhead stocks.
Pentagon and military planners were asked to develop three force levels for the U.S. arsenal of deployed strategic nuclear warheads: a force of 1,100 to 1,000 warheads; a second scenario of between 700 and 800 warheads; and the lowest level of between 300 and 400 warheads.
A congressional official said no president in the past ever told the Pentagon to conduct a review based on specific numbers of warheads.
In the past, the way it worked was, tell me what the world is like and then tell me what the force should be, the official said. That is not happening in this review.
The plan for a radical cut in warheads is contained in a review of nuclear weapons ordered by the president in an August directive. The review called the Nuclear Posture Review Implementation Study is nearing completion and could be presented to the president as early as next month.
The plan has come under fire from senior military officers in charge of maintaining nuclear deterrence against Russia, China, and future nuclear rogue states.
Rest of the article is in the supplied link.
People who say President Obama is not dangerous are either blind or fanatics. I have never seen a President work against his country as much as this one. Military commanders should not stand for this. Mr. Obama just keep pushing Americas buttons and you might be surprised. The day will come when you look out your window in the morning and gasp. Im sure a sea of angry veterans and citizens outside your window will strike some fear into that heart. I say step down Mr. President, you have tainted the office enough already.
“Whatever success the Republican leadership has enjoyed appears to be completely accidental.”
I’ll take it, and hope they have many more such accidents. ;o)
Another issue our candidates should jump on.
I sure hope we do get rid of him in November, sadly I have a bad feeling about it. What will happen when the same people who voted for him last time choose him once again. We all know (some don’t admit it) a lot of people voted for him strictly because of his star status or color. Obama had no business in the white house, his resume did not show the experience required. The famous actor Samuel L Jackson himself admits he voted based on color.
Jackson in interview with Ebony magazine:
Actor Samuel L. Jackson has admitted that he became a supporter of Barack Obama in 2008 because of his race.
In an interview for Ebony magazine’s March issue, the Oscar-nominated screen legend says his decision to vote for Mr Obama was nothing to do with his political beliefs.
‘I voted for Barack because he was black. ‘Cuz thats why other folks vote for other people because they look like them,’ Mr Jackson told the magazine, according to the New York Post.
Obama wants us to be attacked for several reasons.
1. He hates America as it is. We get what we deserve in his mind.
2. He becomes a real war president. He think he’ll get reelected as historically they all do. Or he may suspend the election indefinitely if he thinks he can get away with it.
3. Gives him cover to govern ignoring the constitution using emergency powers.
4. By not really defending the country he allows others to take it down, then after being attacked he can appear to be a president who isn’t afraid to ‘defend the country’. It’s pearl harbor all over again, in spirit.
Sounds bad, but perhaps the US really can reduce its nuclear weapons safely. Israel, after all, has several hundred nukes and would leap to our defense if we are attacked.
I don’t think so. It would be suicidal for them. If they launched a nuke at Russia, Israel would immediately be turned into a sheet of glass.
“...and where are our republican leaders?”
Same place as the FOX news people - running to Sacs trying to find a new tux/dress for the next cocktail party.
He’s a MANIACAL MARXIST-MUSLIM.
Pray God he’s removed....
Phil, I just today remembered Valerie Jarret’s roots.
She’s the snake in the White House.
“They perceive a historic cusp.”
Perception is often confused with reality.
I hope that’s the case this time...for ALL of our sakes.
Thank you! Of course everything he does is intentional. However, I believe he has help and, indeed, others who are orchestrating this disaster.
It’s not a conspiracy theory...there are many in the White House, and others who have his ear, who believe just as you stated in your post.
It would be a mistake to isolate the problem as being only Obama. It wouldn’t be very difficult to get rid of the problem if it were only him.
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