thesoapboxschtick:

Obama May Ditch Most US Nukes
“If the White House has its way, the United States could soon reduce its nuclear arsenal dramatically, possibly even to the point where it would possess fewer atomic bombs than congressmen.
And though Republicans on the Hill are already complaining that the plans are “reckless lunacy,” the administration appears to have plenty of military thinkers on its side.
According to a report this week from the Associated Press, President Obama is considering three proposals by the Pentagon to cut the number of deployed nukes. The biggest proposal would reduce America’s active stockpile to just 300 to 400 warheads—fewer than the country has had since the earliest days of the Cold War. Since the dawn of the nuclear age, the US has reportedly built close to 70,000 atomic bombs. The recent New START treaty with Russia requires both countries to cut their deployed warheads to 1,550, so these new reduction plans would be dramatic, indeed.”
 

I wonder if this article is counting just warheads or the missiles that launch them. All of our ICBMs and SLBMs can carry more than a single warhead. 
In other words, would the proposal call for 300 missiles and 300 warheads or would it be 150 missiles and 300 warheads? Heck, that’s not even getting into air dropped bombs.
Choices oh choices. 

thesoapboxschtick:

Obama May Ditch Most US Nukes

“If the White House has its way, the United States could soon reduce its nuclear arsenal dramatically, possibly even to the point where it would possess fewer atomic bombs than congressmen.

And though Republicans on the Hill are already complaining that the plans are “reckless lunacy,” the administration appears to have plenty of military thinkers on its side.

According to a report this week from the Associated Press, President Obama is considering three proposals by the Pentagon to cut the number of deployed nukes. The biggest proposal would reduce America’s active stockpile to just 300 to 400 warheads—fewer than the country has had since the earliest days of the Cold War. Since the dawn of the nuclear age, the US has reportedly built close to 70,000 atomic bombs. The recent New START treaty with Russia requires both countries to cut their deployed warheads to 1,550, so these new reduction plans would be dramatic, indeed.”

I wonder if this article is counting just warheads or the missiles that launch them. All of our ICBMs and SLBMs can carry more than a single warhead. 

In other words, would the proposal call for 300 missiles and 300 warheads or would it be 150 missiles and 300 warheads? Heck, that’s not even getting into air dropped bombs.

Choices oh choices. 

(via radicalrevolution)

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    This right here may mean more to anti-proliferation in the long run than strikes against Iran. And it’s about time....
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    Oh, yes, please! And what’ll they do with those old missile silos? Hopefully sell them to the public. Epic underground...
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    YAY! This is so good. One day I want to see no nuclear weapons anywhere in the world. I want science to be used for...
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