Obama mulls unilateral disarmament of strategic nukes

So, Obama wants a world free of nuclear weapons. So did Reagan. The difference is, Reagan wanted to make nukes obsolete by building the Strategic Defense Initiative. Obama simply wants to disarm unilaterally - with no planned corresponding reduction from Russia, China, or any other nuclear power. Russia would never agree to such steep cuts anyway And one of his options is to reduce our stockpile of nukes to 300 - a number not seen since 1950. BusinessWeek: 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 around 1,000 to 1,100, 700 to 800, or 300 to 400, according to a former government official and a ...(Read Full Post)