Skip to comments.Report: White House set to cut nuclear arsenal by one-third
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.
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Truly frightening stuff.
what’s truely frightening is the number of freepers who helped to put this dictator back in......
“whats 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>
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).
More flexibility after the election..........
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.
China, North Korea, Russia and Iran smirked but had no comment.
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.
“whats 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”.
Drat, I wasn’t quick enough.
Where is the country we knew that once was great?
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.
“If we can recover the GOP as a true opposition party all of the Obama pain will be worth it. And if we cant recover the GOP it wont 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.
"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
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.
He is losing the gun control battle and he needs to throw his base some red meat for cover.
Exactly. You are not welcome in the GOP and neither am I.
What does that tell you? What conclusion do you draw now? Think!
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 hes the candidate and backs the Demcrats.
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.
Bullsh!t..... absolute unadulterated bullish!t.
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”.
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.
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.
Maybe the next time a man like Duncan Hunter runs for the presidency, more folks in leadership will have some respect.
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.
meanwhile America burns
but by golly you sure taught the GOP a lesson, never mind they don’t listen to non-voters.
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.
Remember that the major cities are mostly populated by anti-American socialists.
That means only 2/3 left to go and nearly 4 years to do it. Whoo Hoo. (/sarc)
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.
Dinesh D’Souza said if re-elected that Obama would cut ALL US nuclear weapons.
We would NO LONGER BE A NUCLEAR POWER.
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.
Rinse, repeat often....
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?
just remember, you helped Obama win.
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!!!!
BTW, Rove employs the same tactics, only against conservatives. He also is responsible for Obama and Senatorial control remaining in Democrat hands.
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.
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.
put the bottle down before you post
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.
Just wait until he gives away our nuclear secrets. That will be his grand finale.
“Maybe the next time a man like Duncan Hunter runs for the presidency, more folks in leadership will have some respect.”
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?
“We need to change leadership, ..”
THAT is the key!