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Report: White House set to cut nuclear arsenal by one-third
The Hill ^ | 02/08/13 12:41 PM ET | Carlo Muņoz

Posted on 02/08/2013 10:21:35 AM PST by BradtotheBone

President Obama is poised to sign off on a new internal review of U.S. nuclear weapons strategy that would reduce the arsenal by one-third, resulting in billions in savings to the Pentagon and Energy Department.

The recommended reductions were included in a draft version of a classified decision directive compiled by top defense and national security officials inside the White House, according to a report by the Center for Public Integrity issued Friday.

While the president has yet to officially approve the directive, including the recommended one-third cut to the nuclear arsenal, sources tell CPI Obama has voiced no objection to the directive's findings.

Representatives from State Department, Strategic Command, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the office of Vice President Biden also played a part in drafting the directive.

White House officials had pushed to get the new directive finalized late last year, according to the CPI report. However, the administration pushed back against that plan.

Political advisers inside the White House did not want the directive released publicly — especially the information on the reductions — prior to President Obama's reelection bid last November, sources told CPI.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: disarmamerica; enemywithin; impeach; nationalsecurity; nationalsecurityfail; obama4medvedev; obama4russia; obamaspromise; obamavsamerica; setup; usnukes

1 posted on 02/08/2013 10:21:39 AM PST by BradtotheBone
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To: BradtotheBone

Truly frightening stuff.


2 posted on 02/08/2013 10:25:47 AM PST by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Williams

what’s truely frightening is the number of freepers who helped to put this dictator back in......


3 posted on 02/08/2013 10:30:29 AM PST by cherry
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To: cherry

“what’s truely frightening is the number of freepers who helped to put this dictator back in......”

You don’t understand... it’s Rombama, they are the same! /< gut wrenching sarcasm>


4 posted on 02/08/2013 10:33:21 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: BradtotheBone

Of course they would not want to release this before his recarination. After all, why should the public get a chance to vote on how they are defended. In fact, since it is such a good thing, why would his excellency not want it released before the recorination? (rhetorical question).


5 posted on 02/08/2013 10:33:55 AM PST by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: BradtotheBone

More flexibility after the election..........


6 posted on 02/08/2013 10:39:20 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: brownsfan

Because you guys keep missing the point, the purpose in withholding our vote from Romney is to discipline the GOP. As without a true opposition party we are toast anyways.

And now it’s January 2013 and the GOP is starting to eat it’s own and reveal themselves as the enemies of conservatives that some of us realized they were.

Good. Put the marker down, if the GOP doesn’t turn conservative let it burn.

If we can recover the GOP as a true opposition party all of the Obama pain will be worth it. And if we can’t recover the GOP it won’t matter anyway, assume the crash position.


7 posted on 02/08/2013 10:43:29 AM PST by delapaz
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To: BradtotheBone

China, North Korea, Russia and Iran smirked but had no comment.


8 posted on 02/08/2013 10:44:08 AM PST by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: BradtotheBone
TREASON!
9 posted on 02/08/2013 10:44:42 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (It's not "GUN CONTROL"! It's "PEOPLE CONTROL"!)
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To: brownsfan

Glad to see a couple of people say it. I’m certain Obama was reelected by the stay home conservatives who rebelled against Romney as a liberal, or as a Mormon.

Krugman is calling for death panels and more taxes. Health care system trashed. China/Japan near war. N Korea building ICBM’s. Egypt and Iran and a Caliphate. Racism is soaring. Bankruptcy looms. Amnesty.

But hey, they kept a mormon out of the White House.

See you all in Hell. That’s where we are headed.


10 posted on 02/08/2013 10:45:19 AM PST by Williams (No Obama)
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To: cherry

“what’s truly frightening is the number of freepers who helped to put this dictator back in......”

Yes, indeed. I estimate 25-33% of “us” did.

In before the Hussein Head “freeper” posts that say, “Meh, we still got plenty of them. Focus on anything besides this and the birth certificate”.


11 posted on 02/08/2013 10:45:44 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: treetopsandroofs

Drat, I wasn’t quick enough.


13 posted on 02/08/2013 10:47:02 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: BradtotheBone

Where is the country we knew that once was great?


14 posted on 02/08/2013 10:47:55 AM PST by I want the USA back (Only people with their head up their a$$ vote democrat.)
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To: delapaz

Earth to kookoo birds. The GOP is in fact now endeavoring to keep conservatives out. Did you achieve your goal?

And btw I’m sorry to say it but you pretty much trashed FR too. Just like America.

But what does that matter you’re teaching the GOP a lesson. Remind me of that on the day we and all the new Mexican Americans are dying in a nuclear holocaust.


15 posted on 02/08/2013 10:49:54 AM PST by Williams (No Obama)
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To: delapaz

“If we can recover the GOP as a true opposition party all of the Obama pain will be worth it. And if we can’t recover the GOP it won’t matter anyway, assume the crash position.”

Being in the Cleveland area, and observing the loser mentality, I can see it clearly in your damaged logic.

It’s as if the doctor says... we have to kill the patient to save him.

What?


16 posted on 02/08/2013 10:50:13 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: brownsfan

"Our enemies may be irrational, even outright insane,
driven by nationalism, religion, ethnicity or ideology.
They do not fear the United States
for its diplomatic skills or the number of automobiles
and software programs it produces.
They respect only the firepower of our tanks,
planes and helicopter gunships."

President Ronald Reagan

17 posted on 02/08/2013 10:53:45 AM PST by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: brownsfan

What they don’t see is they are as deluded and foolish as the GOP establishment they hate. Neither one knows how to win. Or cares enough about what is really best for America.


18 posted on 02/08/2013 10:53:58 AM PST by Williams (No Obama)
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To: BradtotheBone
So why is he doing this now?

He is losing the gun control battle and he needs to throw his base some red meat for cover.

19 posted on 02/08/2013 10:58:43 AM PST by what's up
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To: Williams

Exactly. You are not welcome in the GOP and neither am I.

What does that tell you? What conclusion do you draw now? Think!


20 posted on 02/08/2013 11:02:40 AM PST by delapaz
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To: delapaz

“Because you guys keep missing the point, the purpose in withholding our vote from Romney is to discipline the GOP.”

The GOP does not select the candidate. The voters do. The problem is the cross-over voted and the poorly informed voters who listen to the MSM saying “Front-runner xyz” until he is the front runner. Then, the MSM turns on him when he’s the candidate and backs the Demcrats.


21 posted on 02/08/2013 11:05:22 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: Williams

So because I refuse to vote for a liberal GOP establishment prick who would only have delayed the inevitable by a very short time...

I’m responsible for not only trashing FR, but America too.

Wow, I suddenly feel so guilty. I will go shoot myself now. Sorry for letting you down.


22 posted on 02/08/2013 11:06:06 AM PST by delapaz
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To: delapaz

Bullsh!t..... absolute unadulterated bullish!t.


23 posted on 02/08/2013 11:06:32 AM PST by Gator113 ( REGISTER THE DAMN LIBERALS and leave my guns alone!!)
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To: Gen.Blather

That’s BS and you know it. The GOP establishment selects the candidate with endorsements, with media exposure, with MONEY which the establishment has and the voters do not.

With these huge levers of advantage, the establishment has defacto veto power on who gets the nomination. i.e. they could have barred Romney as being too liberal and controversial. They’ve done it before with others. But they did not do that, so what does that tell you.

It tells me that a. They do not care about what conservatives think and b. they are morons who don’t understand what it takes to be “electable”.


24 posted on 02/08/2013 11:11:23 AM PST by delapaz
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To: BradtotheBone
Good thing people didn't support McCain/Palin 5 years ago out of principal.
25 posted on 02/08/2013 11:19:08 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Lawyers have caused thousands of times more destruction to our nation than have guns)
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To: BradtotheBone

Four years from now i rather expect the nuclear arsenal will be at zero or we may not get quite that far before China decides to take advantage, either with an offer we can no longer refuse or an actual strike.


26 posted on 02/08/2013 11:19:22 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: cherry

What’s even more frightening, is the number of Republicans who want to continue helping foreign communist nations to destroy our country with mercantilism and regulations in nearly every locale against American production while pushing anti-family pathologies with government funding (federal funding to state and local governments). The Party looks like the Mardi Gras in New Orleans—that is, more like the Democrat Party in each campaign cycle.

Favored but government-linked and out-of-touch pervert constituents brought every bit of the insanity we see in our economy, society and politics. Don’t blame that on healthier Americans. We’re only watching the crazy show administered by our political, business and academic leaders.

We’re morally bankrupt as a nation. Without real moral conservatism, there will be no fiscal conservatism. Those who claim to be fiscal conservatives aren’t even what they claim to be. They’re pushing for more federal funding to locales from Uncle Samantha, but it’s nearly all debt now.


27 posted on 02/08/2013 11:44:52 AM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: BradtotheBone

Maybe the next time a man like Duncan Hunter runs for the presidency, more folks in leadership will have some respect.


28 posted on 02/08/2013 11:46:57 AM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: delapaz

Delapaz...pack it up and go home sport. Not voting for Romney gave us the Turd in the White House for 4 more years.

Nothing could be worse.

Yep...your vote really taught everyone a lesson.

Useful idiots...


29 posted on 02/08/2013 11:48:00 AM PST by Herodes
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To: delapaz

meanwhile America burns

but by golly you sure taught the GOP a lesson, never mind they don’t listen to non-voters.


30 posted on 02/08/2013 11:49:40 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Williams

0bama was re-elected because the moochers, looters and inner city tribal parasites outnumber the producers. You can’t beat Santa Claus. And when the criminal invaders are granted amnesty they will all vote dim and there will never be another Republican POTUS.


31 posted on 02/08/2013 11:53:40 AM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: BradtotheBone

Remember that the major cities are mostly populated by anti-American socialists.


32 posted on 02/08/2013 11:56:56 AM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: BradtotheBone

That means only 2/3 left to go and nearly 4 years to do it. Whoo Hoo. (/sarc)


33 posted on 02/08/2013 12:00:53 PM PST by jim_trent
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To: Williams

As long as you have been here.

After reading all the comments like yours- It is no wonder the conservatives have failed to achieve anything.

You think that you can fight one devil with another devil.

Beyond that you are all just so out in left field that any further explanation is a complete waist of time.


34 posted on 02/08/2013 12:30:52 PM PST by Revel
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To: BradtotheBone

Dinesh D’Souza said if re-elected that Obama would cut ALL US nuclear weapons.

We would NO LONGER BE A NUCLEAR POWER.


35 posted on 02/08/2013 12:37:10 PM PST by gaijin
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To: BradtotheBone
Unilateral disarmament. Stupid. The Russians and Chinese must be laughing...or planning to take advantage of the stupidity.
36 posted on 02/08/2013 12:52:20 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: Gen.Blather

Simple fix. All primaries within 30 days of each other and closed. The NE RINO’s keep getting to choose our candidates. By the time we vote here in Texas we don’t have much of a choice.

Stop giving money to party, give to candidate(s) you support.


37 posted on 02/08/2013 1:30:15 PM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: familyop

Rinse, repeat often....


38 posted on 02/08/2013 1:31:52 PM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: driftdiver; Herodes
but by golly you sure taught the GOP a lesson, never mind they don’t listen to non-voters.

Well they do such a great job listening to voters.

Did you get permission from your sheepdogs at GOPeHQ to post on FR? I mean how does it work, does it have to go through like a Roveiw process before the post is approved? Or do they just trust as good loyal sheep?

39 posted on 02/08/2013 2:06:00 PM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: Repeat Offender

just remember, you helped Obama win.


40 posted on 02/08/2013 2:13:33 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: delapaz

The point was to get Obama out of power, and replace him with someone who would do less damage. Apparently uou missed that important point.Another point you missed was you are responsible now for everything Obama does. Why? Because you wanted to punish the Republican Party. Wow. Brilliant!!!!


41 posted on 02/08/2013 2:14:48 PM PST by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: delapaz

BTW, Rove employs the same tactics, only against conservatives. He also is responsible for Obama and Senatorial control remaining in Democrat hands.


42 posted on 02/08/2013 2:17:21 PM PST by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: delapaz

No, you don’t feel guilty and that’s up to you. But yeah let’s say something less significant than mormonism or RINOism occurs because you helped reelect Obama, something tiny like 100 million Americans slaughtered in a nuclear war, or the loss of America to a left wing dictatorship.

I bet if you survived you still wouldn’t view it in proper perspective. You’ll blame it on Karl Rove before admitting you made an error.

Whatever. Enjoy all the new Mexican Americans who are about to outnumber you.


43 posted on 02/08/2013 3:09:59 PM PST by Williams (No Obama)
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To: driftdiver
Whatever you say Karl. BTW, whatever you subsidize you get more of.....Cantor, McCain, Boner, Dole, Romney, Brown, etc. You may be content with jackasses masquerading as "severe conservatives," and that's fine. They represent your values and you're free to vote for them, but they don't represent mine.

Seems the sheep are content to be sheep, follow the judas goats, and let someone else run the show. But, if it helps you sleep at night, yes, yes I helped elect 0bama.

It's the voter's fault the candidate was piss poor and couldn't get elected within two months of a U.S. Consulate getting attacked, an Ambassador getting sodomized and murdered in the street - that was answered with 0 tactical response and 100% CYA mode. This in a down economy following one of the biggest socialist power grabs in 40+years.

It had nothing to do with his lack of principles, say anything to get elected, anti-gun, pro-abort, pro-socialized medicine, pro-faggot "marriage," lousy excuse for a "platform,"........certainly couldn't be because he in know way represented even 1/2 of the values the base does.....

it be us poor ignorant folk; us evil voters that don't buy his, the GOPe, or your bullshit.

I take full blame......but don't you worry Charlie Brown, Lucy won't pull that football out from you next time.

44 posted on 02/08/2013 7:29:32 PM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: Repeat Offender

put the bottle down before you post


45 posted on 02/08/2013 7:46:11 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Repeat Offender

I’m not sure why we bother. I guess sometimes I get in a fey mood.

But we’re way past the tipping point where even a “good” GOP candidate could bring us back from brink. To say nothing of an unadulterated NE liberal like Romney.

We may be better off to let the whole thing burn and make sure the Democrats are saddled with the mess. It may help for the rebuild.

Or maybe the GOP will get religion and reform.

Or maybe the horse will learn to sing.


46 posted on 02/08/2013 9:43:51 PM PST by delapaz
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To: BradtotheBone

Just wait until he gives away our nuclear secrets. That will be his grand finale.


47 posted on 02/08/2013 9:50:02 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: familyop

“Maybe the next time a man like Duncan Hunter runs for the presidency, more folks in leadership will have some respect.”

YES!!


48 posted on 02/28/2013 2:24:44 AM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun

Hoo rah. B4DH... Bump for Duncan Hunter.

Except that the folks in leadership will not have respect any more than they did before. We need to change leadership, just like when the Whigs decided the socons of their day would be a trivial party when they became the republicans.

How many Whigs do you know today?


49 posted on 02/28/2013 2:31:53 AM PST by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: Kevmo

“We need to change leadership, ..”

THAT is the key!


50 posted on 02/28/2013 2:38:21 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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