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  • MAUREEN DOWD: Nuking the White House

    11/20/2010 4:52:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies · 1+ views
    The New York Times ^ | November 20, 2010 | Maureen Dowd
    You know you’re in trouble when you need Henry Kissinger to vouch for you. But there was the one formerly known as “The One” sitting at a table with a bunch of old, white, Republican dudes, choosing the most abstruse issue on the agenda for his moment to Man Up. With Republicans treating the president like a dirt sandwich and Democrats begging the president to throw a knuckle sandwich, Obama drew his line in the sand on telemetry. The Start arms treaty used to be a chance for American presidents to stare down the Russians. Now it’s a chance for...
  • Obama Upbeat After 10-Day Asia Trip

    11/14/2010 2:31:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    President Barack Obama on Sunday hailed the prospect of a new settlement freeze in the disputed West Bank as a promising step toward peace, urging Israelis and Palestinians to get back into serious negotiations quickly. An upbeat president also pledged to return to the basic principles that drove his thinking when he first came to the White House, including sticking to a more bipartisan tone and better explaining his decisions to the American people. He spoke of moving from an "obsessive focus" on policy and making changes to his approach after a humbling midterm election. "The fact that we are...
  • Dangerous Nuclear Illusions

    11/13/2010 8:06:24 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 17 replies · 1+ views
    NY Times ^ | Nov. 11, 2010 | Roger Cohen
    I’m an optimist in general but a pessimist when it comes to nations’ shifting pursuit of their interests. Humans, not states, have consciences. President Barack Obama’s commitment in his 2009 Prague speech “to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons” was a fine sentiment but a political mistake. Visions are nice — Marx had one of classless societies. They can also be dangerous. Helmut Schmidt, the former German chancellor, famously remarked that people who have them should see a doctor. The danger was that Obama, very early in his presidency, would be perceived as weak or...
  • U.S. progressives meet with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

    09/27/2010 11:55:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    New York, NY - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad met here, September 21, with 100 leaders and representatives of anti-war, labor, alternative media and Iranian and Palestinian solidarity organizations. Among the participants were Sarah Martin, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Margaret Sarfehjooy, board member of the Minneapolis-based Women Against Military Madness, former attorney general Ramsey Clark, former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, Sara Flounders from the International Action Center, Brian Becker of the ANSWER coalition, Ramona Africa of the Free Mumia Coalition and Amiri Baraka, poet and activist. The meeting was called by the president of Iran with the hope that a frank and...
  • Illegal alien amnesty has no place on the Defense Authorization bill

    09/20/2010 1:23:33 PM PDT · by Qbert · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/20/2010 | Dan Stein
    In a move designed to boost his own bid for re-election, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced last week that he intends to attach a massive illegal alien amnesty bill to legislation authorizing funding of our military, known as the Defense Authorization bill, when the Senate considers it this week. The amendment Reid plans to offer is the DREAM Act, which would grant amnesty and costly education subsidies to millions of illegal aliens under the age of 35. Using a bill that authorizes funding for our military -- at a time when our troops are fighting in the Middle East...
  • No Time To Scrimp On Defense

    08/11/2010 6:04:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 11, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Federal Spending: The secretary of defense announces that due to economic conditions, the military must be slashed by $100 billion. Since when did defending the United States become an optional budget item? As Chinese warships tour the Mediterranean and Iran adds four submarines to its navy, Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced this week the closing of the Joint Forces Command (JFCOM) in Norfolk, Va., the first step toward finding $100 billion in savings over the next five years. The command was just formed in 1999 to improve the ability of the various services to work together and find efficiencies. It...
  • US Pushes For Nuclear-Free World

    08/06/2010 5:51:38 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 27 replies
    Voice of America ^ | Aug 6, 2010 | Elizabeth Lee
    The Obama Administration is pushing for a nuclear-free world to prevent what happened in Japan from ever happening again.. A top Department of Defense official says the U.S. is committed to reducing nuclear weapons but will also counter any nuclear threats from terrorists. The Obama Administration says it will not be conducting underground nuclear tests or developing new nuclear warheads, because it does not want a repetition of what happened in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
  • The President's False START

    07/29/2010 6:21:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 29, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    National Security: Think Moscow will violate the New START arms limitation treaty? A just-issued report says it never obeyed the first one. The motto of the Obama administration is blindly trust, don't verify and unilaterally disarm. You can forget about peace through strength, the Reagan doctrine that won the Cold War. Our policy is now peace through wishful thinking. If Neville Chamberlain and Jimmy Carter had a child, his name would be Barack Obama. The president is pushing ahead with what is called the New START Treaty to rid the world of nuclear weapons, but not those who would use...
  • Obama plans to cut up to 40 percent of nukes

    07/13/2010 4:20:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 84 replies · 1+ views
    ap ^ | July 13, 2010
  • Picture Obama authorizing a nuclear attack

    07/11/2010 2:45:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Scholars and Rogues ^ | July 10, 2010 | Russ Wellen
    THE DEPROLIFERATOR — Since the end of the Cold War, the circumstances under which a U.S. president might authorize the launch of nuclear weapons have changed. First, it bears mentioning that, even though he or she is always accompanied by the “nuclear football,”* a president’s ability to exercise complete command over the response to a nuclear attack has long been overrated. Back in 2004, Global Zero Co-Coordinator and President of the World Security Institute Bruce Blair wrote: . . . the president’s supporting command system is not actually geared to withhold retaliation in the event of enemy missile attack, real...
  • Fighting a War Without Bullets?

    05/23/2010 12:13:09 PM PDT · by Fight4Freedom1 · 70 replies · 1,899+ views
    Human Events ^ | 5/23/2010
    Commanders have ordered a U.S. military unit in Afghanistan to patrol with unloaded weapons, according to a source in Afghanistan. American soldiers in at least one unit have been ordered to conduct patrols without a round chambered in their weapons, an anonymous source stationed at a forward operating base in Afghanistan said in an interview. The source was unsure where the order originated or how many other units were affected. When a weapon has a loaded magazine, but the safety is on and no round is chambered, the military refers to this condition as “amber status.” Weapons on “red status”...
  • Gates To Navy: Anchors Away

    05/07/2010 5:30:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 89 replies · 2,553+ views ^ | May 7, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Military Advantage: Our defense secretary proposes doing what no other foreign adversary has done: sink the U.S. Navy. We don't need those billion-dollar destroyers, he says. Meanwhile, the Chinese navy rushes to fill the vacuum. Once Britannia ruled the waves, later to be replaced by America and its Navy. From the Battle of Midway to President Reagan's 600-ship fleet that helped win the Cold War, naval supremacy has been critical to the protection and survival of our nation. Which is why we find the recent remarks of Defense Secretary Robert Gates to the Navy League at the Sea-Air-Space expo so...
  • America's Nuclear Surrender

    05/04/2010 5:57:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies · 1,087+ views ^ | May 4, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Defense: The administration proudly reveals a state secret to our enemies before a U.N. conference on nuclear nonproliferation. It wants to lead by example on disarmament, but Iran and North Korea aren't following. Not since the 1928 Kellogg-Briand Pact that sought to outlaw war as an instrument of national policy has there been such a stunning display of dangerous naivete. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton disclosed U.S. nuclear secrets to the U.N. conference while proudly proclaiming it showed America is sending "a clear, unmistakable signal" that this nation is committed to nuclear disarmament. Kellogg-Briand laid the groundwork for Munich in...
  • US reveals size of nuclear arsenal

    05/03/2010 4:55:09 PM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 37 replies · 1,297+ views
    The US revealed the size of its nuclear arsenal last night in an unprecedented attempt to galvanise efforts to rid the world of nuclear weapons. Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State, announced the declassification of one of the Pentagon’s most closely guarded secrets at the opening day of a critical international meeting on global disarmament. The Pentagon’s figures show that the US stockpile consists of 5,113 nuclear warheads and “several thousand” more retired warheads that await dismantling. The figures reveal an 84 per cent reduction from the historic peak of 31,225 warheads in 1967 at the height of the...
  • Clinton, Pentagon Reveal State Secret: Size of U.S. Nuclear Arsenal (Traitors all!)

    05/03/2010 3:26:44 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 25 replies · 800+ views
    The United States today for the first time since 1962 disclosed the size of its nuclear arsenal in what officials described as an as an unprecedented unveiling of a state secret and an attempt to encourage other countries to be open about their nuclear capabilities. The Pentagon announced the U.S. currently has 5,113 nuclear warheads in its stockpile – an 84 percent reduction from a peak of 31,255 warheads in 1967. "For those who doubt that the United States will do its part on disarmament, this is our record, these are our commitments, and they send a clear, unmistakable signal,"...
  • U.S. (Obama) is expected to reveal size of nuclear stockpile

    04/30/2010 10:16:43 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 77 replies · 2,694+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 1, 2010 | WP Staff
    The Obama administration is likely to reveal a closely guarded secret -- the size of the U.S. nuclear stockpile -- during a critical meeting starting Monday at which Washington will try to strengthen the global treaty that curbs the spread of nuclear weapons, several officials said. The numbers could be released as soon as Monday, when Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is to address the NPT Review Conference in New York, officials said. She will speak after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who is likely to repeat his demands for more global controls over the stockpiles of the nuclear nations.
  • Everybody Loves a Winner [ObamaCare may be important foreign policy achievement](Huh?)

    04/21/2010 1:33:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 567+ views
    The New York Times ^ | April 20, 2010 | Thomas L. Friedman
    I’ve been thinking about President Obama’s foreign policy lately, but first, a golf tip: I went to Dave Pelz’s famous short-game school this winter to improve my putting and chipping, and a funny thing happened — my long game got better. It brings to mind something that happened to Obama. The president got health care reform passed, and it may turn out to be his single most important foreign policy achievement. In politics and diplomacy, success breeds authority and authority breeds more success. No one ever said it better than Osama bin Laden: “When people see a strong horse and...
  • (Obama's) Bowing To China

    04/13/2010 4:44:43 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 22 replies · 874+ views ^ | April 13, 2010 | Investors Business Daily Staff
    Realpolitik: At the start of the Nuclear Security Summit, we see an all-too-familiar gesture from our president. Is it a matter of courtesy, an idiosyncrasy or the administration's acceptance of a new world order? If there ever was an iconic tribute to the idea of U.S. exceptionalism, it was the fact that the American flag was never dipped during the parade of athletes at the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games. We never dipped or bowed to anybody, with the possible exception of figurehead royalty.
  • Obama's Incremental Surrender

    04/12/2010 6:38:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies · 295+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | April 7, 2010 | Alan Caruba
    Since taking office on January 20, 2009, President Obama has engaged in one form of incremental surrender and betrayal after another, letting our allies know the United States is not to be trusted to protect them and our enemies know they need only wait for our troops to depart. The latest tiny surrender was Obama’s pledge that the United States will not use nuclear weapons against none-nuclear countries no matter what weapons they choose to use against us. In plain terms, our nuclear weapons may well be the only thing restraining the bad intentions of any number of despots worldwide....
  • A Nuclear-Free (Dream) World

    04/12/2010 5:01:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies · 245+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 12, 2010 | The Editors
    WMD: With 47 top-ranking attendees, this week's "nuclear summit" is the biggest confab of heads of state convened by a president of the United States since 1945. It is also perfectly worthless. There's no deep, dark secret behind the Obama administration's strategy in defending America against nuclear aggressors, whether they be rogue powers like Iran or North Korea, or a terrorist group like al-Qaida. Both Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates made it very clear on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday that the policy is the moral force of the U.S. disarming itself. According...
  • The Sarah Palin/Barack Obama Nuclear War Continues

    04/10/2010 1:47:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies · 953+ views
    Associated Content ^ | April 10, 2010 | Mark Whittington
    Sarah Palin, speaking before the Southern Republican Leadership Conference on April 9th, continued what is starting to be referred to as the Sarah Palin/Barack Obama nuclear war. The speech brought the audience to its feet several times. Sarah Palin had launched the first strike Wednesday on the Sean Hannity Show when she criticized President Obama's nuclear policy by stating that the revamped nuclear strategy, saying it was like a child in a playground who says 'punch me in the face, I'm not going to retaliate." The next day, President Obama replied, "I really have no response to that. The last...
  • Obama: Gas Us Without Fear of Nukes

    04/10/2010 4:41:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies · 766+ views ^ | April 10, 2010 | Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
    If any nation wants to attack the United States with chemical, biological or electromagnetic pulse weapons, it need not fear nuclear retaliation as long as it has no nuclear weapons and abides by the Non-Proliferation Treaty, Obama has announced. So, as New Yorkers are coughing their lungs out from mustard gas or dying in the streets of biological weapons, they will know that their government will not use nuclear weapons to retaliate against their murderers. In effect, Obama has said if you are a signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty and do not have nuclear weapons, we will not hit you...
  • Analysts Divided Over New US Nuclear Weapons Strategy

    04/08/2010 8:42:41 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 13 replies · 287+ views
    VOA News ^ | April 8, 2010 | Meredith Buel
    The United States announced this week a new strategic policy for its nuclear weapons that puts unprecedented emphasis on the nuclear threat from terrorists and rogue states, as opposed to traditional nuclear powers like Russia and China. Some analysts see the new policy as an important step in meeting the changing international situation. But critics call the move reckless and irresponsible. The Nuclear Posture Review - the third since the end of the Cold War - limits the circumstances under which the United States would use nuclear weapons, with a long-term goal of achieving a nuclear-free world. The Obama administration's...
  • Cal Thomas: Obama's Kumbayah Moment

    04/08/2010 6:18:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 449+ views
    Fox News ^ | April 8, 2010 | Cal Thomas
    In Prague on Thursday our president gave up something without receiving anything in return. For five decades during the Cold War, America’s nuclear arsenal helped keep the peace with the Soviet Union. “Mutually Assured Destruction” aka MAD was mocked in films like “Dr. Strangelove,” “On the Beach” and “Fail safe,” but it worked. That’s because it served as a credible deterrent. The Soviets knew that if they attacked us, we would retaliate with superior and devastating force. In what could be the ultimate in Kumbayah wishful thinking, President Obama has said he won’t attack countries without nuclear weapons if they...
  • Prague Surrender

    04/08/2010 4:48:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies · 1,063+ views ^ | April 8, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Arms Deal: President Obama signs away U.S. nuclear security and gives the Russians a veto over whether we can defend ourselves. Our nuclear umbrella is in tatters as another piece of paper proclaims peace in our time. Completing a process of disarmament and appeasement that manifested itself in the dismantling and defunding of U.S. military power that began with his inauguration, President Obama signed a new strategic arms limitation treaty with a grinning and very happy Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday in the Czech capital. How fitting this document was signed in Prague, which isn't far from Munich where...
  • Obama closes in on Nobel-esque nuclear goal

    04/07/2010 7:31:20 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 4 replies · 300+ views
    Financial Times ^ | April 8, 2010 | Edward Luce
    Earlier this year Barack Obama raised eyebrows among supporters when he proposed a double-digit increase in the US nuclear weapons budget. The move, accompanied by a proposed freeze in all US domestic non-defence spending, was seen as flying “in the face of Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize”, in the phrase of one excitable British tabloid. In fact the boost, which would refurbish US nuclear weapons laboratories after years of cuts, was Nobel-esque in its underlying aims. Subsequent events – including the signing in Prague on Thursday by the US president and Dmitry Medvedev, his Russian counterpart, of a fresh treaty to...
  • Earning His Nobel Prize [By disarming AmeriKKKa!](Technicolor-hued Barf Alert!)

    04/07/2010 1:26:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies · 517+ views
    The Nation ^ | April 7, 2010 | Robert Scheer
    At last, a believable sighting of that peace president many of us thought we had elected. Give Barack Obama credit, big time, for the startling progress he has made in tempering the threat of nuclear annihilation. The Obama administration's Nuclear Posture Review Report for the first time prohibits "first use" of nuclear weapons against nations complying with the nonproliferation treaty. It also pledges a halt to US efforts to modernize such weapons, as had been proposed by then-President George W. Bush in his call for new nuclear "bunker busters." Whereas his predecessor succeeded only in eliminating the nonexistent Iraqi nukes,...
  • Disarmament Danger (Why ‘Nuclear zero’ Policy would make the United States and the world less safe)

    04/07/2010 6:58:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies · 355+ views
    National Review ^ | 04/07/2010 | Prof. Keith Paine
    The Obama administration has placed nuclear disarmament at the top of its foreign-policy agenda. Other possible goals, such as modernizing U.S. nuclear forces for deterrence purposes, are now considered either transitory or subordinate to taking steps toward “nuclear zero.” In itself, banning nuclear weapons is not a new U.S. goal; Ronald Reagan also supported it. But this prioritization is unprecedented. In the past, Republican and Democratic administrations have maintained a balance between the parallel goals of modernizing U.S. nuclear programs for deterrence and pursuing nuclear-arms reductions when feasible. This balancing act can be seen in the Clinton administration’s policy of...
  • Obamalateral Disarmament

    04/06/2010 4:51:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies · 1,115+ views ^ | April 6, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    National Security: Aiming at a world where nuclear weapons are obsolete, the administration's nuclear posture review leaves a world without American nuclear weapons and the backbone to use them. After his stunning bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, Japanese Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto lamented that all that had been accomplished was to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve. Under policies announced by the Obama administration, a devastating chemical or biological attack on this country might merely awaken our very own Hamlet and fill him with a terrible sense of angst. We have said before that rather...
  • Obama's Nuclear Poser Review

    04/07/2010 3:34:56 AM PDT · by Scanian · 3 replies · 218+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 07, 2010 | Pamela Geller
    Barack Obama announced Monday what the New York Times called a "new strategy," his Nuclear Posture Review: he is narrowing the conditions under which the U.S. would use nuclear weapons. For the first time since the U.S. became a nuclear power, the President of the United States has explicitly vowed that we will not use nukes even against countries that use chemical or biological weapons against us, or take us down with a massive cyberattack -- as long as those states are obeying the provisions of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty. He also overruled his own Secretary of Defense and said...
  • Bam plan's nuke peril

    04/07/2010 2:58:58 AM PDT · by Scanian · 5 replies · 280+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 7, 2010 | Michael Goodwin
    favorite complaint from politicians is that their words or actions are taken out of context. Lest we be accused here, let's put President Obama's new policy of reducing America's nuclear arsenal and restricting its use into the context of his feeble efforts to stop Iran from getting the bomb. The result: Only outlaw states and their terrorist clients will have nukes and be willing to use them. That's the full context of Obama's strange desire to abdicate America's role as the world's lone superpower. Obama described the policy aims to The New York Times, which concluded his changes represented the...
  • US nuclear doctrine 'could go further'

    04/06/2010 10:42:56 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 17 replies · 1,077+ views
    A top Australian nuclear disarmament diplomat has welcomed the new United States doctrine limiting the potential use of its nuclear weapons, but says it could have gone further. The US says it will only use atomic weapons in "extreme circumstances", will not attack non-nuclear states and has pledged that no new nuclear weapons will be developed. The former Australian foreign minister and co-chair of the International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament, Gareth Evans, says the new US doctrine takes a step in the right direction by ending a long-standing policy of ambiguity and states clear limits to US nuclear...
  • Obama;s Nuclear Strategy Intended as a Message (Yes, "We Surrender", unilaterally)

    04/06/2010 11:09:42 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 10 replies · 526+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 6, 2010 | DAVID E. SANGER and THOM SHANKER
    At the heart of President Obama's new nuclear strategy lies a central gamble: that an aging, oversize, increasingly outmoded nuclear arsenal can be turned to the new purpose of adding leverage to the faltering effort to force Iran and North Korea to rethink the value of their nuclear programs. The nuclear review also details a larger set of tools to shape the behavior of Iran and North Korea. By reducing the size of America's own stockpiles, and assuring nonnuclear states inside the nonproliferation treaty that they are exempt from any nuclear attack, the administration hopes to bolster its credentials to...
  • Giuliani: Obama's Anti-Nuke Move 'Left-Wing Dream'

    04/06/2010 7:27:52 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies · 573+ views ^ | April 6, 2010 | John Rossomando
    Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has terse words for Barack Obama’s nuclear policy, describing it as characteristic of an “inept” leader who seems intent on living out a “left-wing dream.” The Obama administration nuclear policy unveiled Tuesday calls for reducing the number of potential American nuclear targets and says the United States would not necessarily use nuclear weapons in response to attacks by chemical or biological weapons. The policy, called a nuclear posture review, followed a year of Pentagon deliberations in consultation with allied governments and was released in advance of Thursday’s signing of a new treaty to succeed...
  • Obama Signals Enemies that Nuking U.S. Is A’OK With Him

    04/06/2010 4:03:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies · 793+ views
    Stop the ACLU ^ | April 5, 2010 | Warner Todd Huston
    President Obama is known for bowing to foreign dictators, emperors and Kings but it is such a chore to do it individually. Flying around the world to bow to each killer, oppressor, and tyrant is so time consuming. If only he had a way to do it to every American enemy at once it would save our bower in chief sooooo much time. Well, it appears he’s found a way. In a bow to every foreign enemy at once President Barack “linguine spine” Obama has proudly announced that the U.S. won’t use its own nuclear weapons even if we are...
  • Obama Administration Confuses National Defense & Criminal Defense

    04/06/2010 9:02:51 AM PDT · by radioone · 11 replies · 252+ views
    The Strata-Sphere ^ | 4-6-10 | A. J. Strata
    President George W Bush understood the threat of terrorism, having experienced it up close during his first year in office and then throughout the rest of his two terms. He touched the raw horror, sadness and anger 0f 9-11 for weeks and months as he consoled family and friends of the dead, and consigned many more to death and injury in wars meant to change the path of the Middle East, Pakistan and Afghanistan. He understood that we could not let our guard down as we did prior to 9-11, when foolish legal theories blinded our national defense and domestic...
  • Barack Obama to limit nuke strikes

    04/06/2010 7:43:56 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 21 replies · 629+ views
    The Australian ^ | April 7, 2010 | Brad Norington
    BARACK Obama has departed from previously accepted policy by declaring the US would not use nuclear weapons against non-nuclear states that adhered to an international treaty agreement - even if they launched attacks using biological or chemical weapons. The President's decision to limit the potential use of US nuclear weapons is included in a revamped strategy to be issued today. Mr Obama said he would make an exception for "outliers like Iran and North Korea" that had violated or renounced the main anti-nuclear proliferation treaty. He also reserved the US right to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike, steering away from...
  • Obama Set to Reject U.S. 'Nuclear Posture' {prefers weakness!}

    04/02/2010 12:36:27 PM PDT · by Tigen · 27 replies · 990+ views
    Fox News ^ | 4-3-10 | Times of London Via Fox News
    President Obama will rewrite America’s policy on nuclear weapons next week, heralding further reductions in the U.S. stockpile and giving a pledge not to develop new systems.
  • Obama set to reject ‘nuclear posture’ on eve of Start deal with Russia

    04/01/2010 5:46:53 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies · 385+ views ^ | April 2, 2010 | Michael Evans
    President Obama will rewrite America’s policy on nuclear weapons next week, heralding further reductions in the US stockpile and giving a pledge not to develop new systems. After a review of the nation’s nuclear weapons arsenal that has involved, among others, the Pentagon, the Department of Energy and the intelligence services, as well as the White House, Mr Obama is expected to reject the doctrine on nuclear weapons — the “nuclear posture” — adopted by George W. Bush, which included the possibility of the United States launching an attack on a non-nuclear state. The Obama Administration has come under pressure...
  • Today's new atrocity: the beginning of USA disarmament

    03/27/2010 11:42:18 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 29 replies · 891+ views
    Renew America ^ | 3-26-2010 | Sher Zieve
    March 26, 2010 Today's new atrocity: the beginning of USA disarmament By Sher Zieve What our Founders warned against has now come to pass — in the form of a clear and present danger. The Obama announced, today, that he had made a deal with Russia to reduce the USA's nuclear arsenal by 30%. Russia is supposed to reduce its arsenal, also, but we suspect that will not occur. This comes on the heel (no doubt a jack-booted one) of Obama's and the US Marxist Party's passage of ObamaCare which restricts all Americans former liberties. As those who can still...
  • President Obama Offers the Russians Rahm to Help Lobby the Duma on Nuke Treaty

    03/26/2010 12:27:45 PM PDT · by NCDragon · 11 replies · 272+ views ^ | March 26, 2010 | ABC News Staff
    Discussing the need for both the US Senate and the Russian Duma to ratify the nuclear disarmament treaty Presidents Obama and Medvedev agree to earlier today, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that the US has offered the Russians some special help. “Just as we have to go to our Congress, President Medvedev has to go to the Duma,” Clinton said. “And I think President Obama has said that he would, you know, send Rahm Emanuel to Moscow.” With reporters laughing at Clinton’s joke about sending the famously acid-tongued White House chief of staff to Moscow, Clinton added, “and we...
  • Why Are We Cutting Our Nukes With Russia?

    03/26/2010 12:32:55 PM PDT · by Texas Peartree · 24 replies · 525+ views
    The Voice of Reason ^ | March 26, 2010 | Texas Peartree
    America and the Soviet Union, er . . . I mean Russia signed a historic deal today to slash the number of nuclear-tipped long-range missiles on both side of the Iron Curtain. Except, the Iron Curtain no longer exists and this agreement makes us less safe. Everyone loves empty political wins, but this is a little silly. What good will it do to decease both arsenals from about 2,200 long-range nuclear weapons to 1,500 each? It may save us a little money to throw at Obamacare, but were Russian nukes the big threat we face in Obama's America? I could...
  • Nuclear deal adds to President Obama’s fightback

    03/24/2010 4:44:20 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 12 replies · 325+ views
    Times Online ^ | March 25, 2010 | Tony Halpin and Michael Evans
    The US and Russia are on the verge of clinching a key nuclear arms treaty after President Obama signalled that his Administration was refocusing on foreign policy in the aftermath of the bruising healthcare battle. A Kremlin official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said last night that the two sides had agreed on “all documents” for a new deal to slash their nuclear arsenals, replacing the landmark 1991 Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (Start). The Czech Republic also announced that a date had been set for Mr Obama and President Medvedev to meet in Prague and sign the treaty, raising hopes...
  • Clinton says agreement with Russia near on nukes

    03/19/2010 7:02:20 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 21 replies · 413+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | March 19, 2010 | Robert Burns
    MOSCOW -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday that American and Russian negotiators are "on the brink" of agreement on a nuclear arms reduction treaty. After meeting with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, Clinton said she expects a treaty-signing soon, although she mentioned no date or place. "Our negotiating teams have reported that they have resolved all of the major issues and there are some technical issues that remain," she said at a joint news conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. "But we are on the brink of seeing a new agreement between the United States and...
  • Obama and Medvedev Talk About Arms Treaty

    03/13/2010 9:03:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies · 338+ views
    NYT ^ | 3/13/10 | Peter Bakwe
    WASHINGTON — President Obama and President Dmitri A. Medvedev of Russia moved closer to agreement Saturday on a long-stalled arms control treaty that would slash the active nuclear arsenals of both countries by more than one-quarter, officials from both countries said. Mr. Obama and Mr. Medvedev spoke for 30 minutes by telephone to try to resolve remaining differences and set the stage for an accord before a nuclear summit meeting in Washington next month. In a statement, the Kremlin suggested that the two sides were ready to plan a signing ceremony for the treaty, which would replace the expired Strategic...
  • Obama must decide degree to which U.S. swears off nuclear weapons

    03/05/2010 10:36:54 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 16 replies · 701+ views ^ | March 6, 2010 | By Mary Beth Sheridan and Walter Pincus
    President Obama's top national security advisers will within days present him with an agonizing choice on how to guide U.S. nuclear weapons policy for the rest of his term. Does he substantially advance his bold pledge to seek a world free of nuclear weapons by declaring that the "sole purpose" of the U.S. arsenal is to deter other nations from using them? Or does he embrace a more modest option, supported by some senior military officials, that deterrence is the "primary purpose"? The difference may seem semantic, but such words, which will be contained in a document known as the...
  • Obama Set to Make Significant Reductions in U.S. Nuclear Arsenal

    03/04/2010 9:48:00 AM PST · by Dalten · 14 replies · 438+ views
    Dailytech ^ | 3/4/2010 | Shane McGlaun
    President Obama is trying to change some of the policies that have been in place under previous presidents. Obama is also working to cut military spending and reduce the stockpiles of some ordinance that the military has on standby in case they are needed. Defense News reports that Obama is planning to dramatically reduce the number of nuclear weapons that the U.S. possesses. A senior U.S. official call Obama's plan a "dramatic reduction" but the official points out that it is still not clear at this point if Obama will break from past policy. A full review
  • China's Military Turns Up The Heat

    03/02/2010 5:06:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 571+ views ^ | March 2, 2010 | INVESTMENT BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Geopolitics: As America unilaterally disarms, a Chinese officer in a new book touts a new reality — that China is prepared to rule the roost, and the U.S. better keep off the grass. On April 5, 2009, in Prague, President Obama gave a speech in which he pledged America would work toward a "world without nuclear weapons." Almost a year later, it seems we are moving toward a world without American nuclear weapons. "To put an end to Cold War thinking," the president said, "we will reduce the role of nuclear weapons in our national security strategy and urge others...
  • Let the disarming of America Begin!

    03/01/2010 7:54:20 PM PST · by freemike · 8 replies · 694+ views
    libertas ^ | 3/1/10 | freemike
    Obama begins his disarming of America! Check out the "unproven" video at the link! Libertas
  • Obama Seeking Unilateral Nuclear Disarmament

    03/01/2010 7:05:51 PM PST · by ezfindit · 31 replies · 667+ views
    American Thinker via CDS ^ | 3/1/2010 | Rick Moran
    They won’t call what they’re doing disarmament, of course. We will still have a couple of thousand nuclear weapons once Obama is through cutting them. But what the Obama administration is discussing internally with regard to our nuclear policy will have the same effect; a dramatic, radical departure from past US policy that gives our potential nuclear foes everything they can dream of without Obama asking one, single thing in return. I would love to play poker with this guy. He likes to surrender advantages without getting anything in return. Note our Iran policy where we have guaranteed the sovereignty...