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.
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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.
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.