Obama ready to cut US nuclear weapons arsenal by a third

As the world becomes a more volatile place, Obama seems only interested in making us weaker. I know the article says that the reduction by a third won’t hurt our national security, but pardon me for being a bit cynical. Perhaps it won’t today, but much is changing about the world including Iran getting nukes of their own.

I’d think we’d be the last place that would want to draw down our nuclear arsenal.

MCCLATCHY DC – Senior Obama administration officials have agreed that the number of nuclear warheads the U.S. military deploys could be cut by at least a third without harming national security, according to those involved in the deliberations.

Such a reduction would open the door to billions of dollars in military savings, which might ease the federal budget deficit. It also would improve prospects for a new arms deal with Russia before President Barack Obama leaves office, those involved said, but it’s likely to draw fire from conservatives, if previous debate on the issue is any guide.

The results of the internal review haven’t been announced, but they’re reflected in a proposed classified directive prepared for Obama’s signature that details how U.S. nuclear weapons should be targeted against potential foes, according to four people with direct knowledge of the document’s content. The sources, who spoke only on the condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to talk to a reporter about the review, described the president as fully on board, but said he hasn’t signed the document.

The document directs the first detailed Pentagon revisions in U.S. targeting since 2009, when the military’s nuclear war planners last took account for the substantial shrinkage – roughly by half from 2000 to 2008 – in the number of nuclear weapons in the American arsenal. It makes clear that an even smaller nuclear force can still meet all defense requirements.


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  • SKL53

    This is EXACTLY what this destroyer in the WH wants! This is his dream and he is fullfilling the dreams of his father…to bring us to our knees! He said he needed four more years to finish the job! Well thanks to all the dimwits in this country, they have enabled this monster to carry out his promise! He will make us weak…the coming of more Benghazis…more killings of Americans…drones following us…guns and ammo taken away(HLS already buying up every bit they can get their hands on…BTW where does Homeland Security get the money)?…taxing the middle class…here comes the destroyer!!! I CALL FOR THE IMPEACHMENT OF BARACH HUSSEIN OBAMA…who is this guy really???

  • I’m surprised he’s not just going to give them all to the brotherhood.
    Oh well. We get ours cut by a third, no biggie. N.Korea and Iran aren’t quite there yet, so by the time we get rid of ours, theirs will be ready- but we all know they’re doing it for piece with Israel right?

    Yes, I know I spelled piece wrong.

    • nosilasunny

      What exactly is he going to do with them? Scary.

    • americalsgt

      But look at it this way ABIC (did I do that right?) after we get rid of ours, by then, Korea will be good to go and if we decide we need them again, we can place an order with the North Koreans. Kinda like the way we get our Hyundais. Besides, this will be good for fairness, as we will be helping the North Koreans with their economic situation and they will be able to buy corn from us. Yea that’s the ticket.

      • yes, you got it right. lol. or duckie.

        I guess we could say, we need to make the north koreans feel good huh?

      • yes, you got it right. lol. or duckie.

        I guess we could say, we need to make the north koreans feel good huh?

  • tshtsh

    Why bother, what do we gain by reducing our arsenal? If it is taking up too space, let’s use them. Besides, b.o. will give new meaning to gun running with nukes–his bud Morsi.

    • Mud

      send some to N Korea, A few to Iran, A few to Syria, we can solve a lot of problems with the push of a button.

  • Sandra123456

    Obama’s War on America continues.

  • Yes, these are the same people that said that there was no problem with the Muslim Brotherhood taking over Egypt, that Libya would be better off without Gaddafi, and that Iran isn’t even close to getting a nuclear bomb. So you want to trust these people with reducing our nuclear arsenal? Sure, no problem. We’re finished.

    • 27Words

      ^^^ Nailed it !!! ^^^^^

    • No I don’t want to trust them with reduction but the irony is we trust them with the button.

      Remember these are the same people who like to snuff Americans without due process. And as you chew on that remember Napolitano and DHS keep coming out with reports ratcheting up ‘the dangers of right wing extremists’ and the threats they pose. West Point also wrote a policy/position paper on it replete with ‘study’.

  • sDee

    Our nuclear triad is only 2.8% of our Defense budget.

    “Nuclear Weapons Modernization in Russia and China”: A Re-Cap

    On Friday, the House Subcommittee on Strategic Forces held a hearing entitled “Nuclear Weapons Modernization in Russia and China…. three experts discussed the status of Russian and Chinese nuclear modernization efforts and how these programs should affect U.S. nuclear weapons decisions, especially in light of impending budget cuts. While these three experts all held slightly different views on the likely dangers of Russian and Chinese modernization, they agreed on one overriding principle: the U.S. must maintain a strong nuclear deterrent in order to prevent the outbreak of a nuclear conflict.

    …..both countries are modernizing every element of their strategic triads, increasing the numbers, types, and roles of their nuclear weapons capabilities. Russia has modified its SLBMs and ICBMs, increased its number of MIRV’d weapons, and has begun development of a new heavy ICBM dedicated to a counterforce nuclear mission against U.S. ICBMs, a troubling yet legal advancement given New START’s numerical limits. China, meanwhile, has developed or is in the process of producing two new ICBMs, a new ballistic missile submarine, and potentially a new bomber, although the secret nature of their program makes it difficult for the U.S. to know the status of these projects. According to Schneider, that these two countries are experimenting with new types of nuclear weapons, including testing low-yield nuclear weapons, is “undeniable”.

    Both countries appear to be increasing not only the numbers of, but also the roles that nuclear weapons play in their respective security policies.

  • colliemum

    Ah – the old dream of the Left: no nuclear weapons!
    Except for Iran, because it’s only fair.
    Oh, and China and NK, because it’s only fair.
    And Russia, because it’s only fair.

    But not Israel, naturally. That would be fair, right?
    And not the USA – because fair is fair, no?

  • Watchman74

    So were bankrupt and in debt up to our eye balls, Panetta wants to cut our “politically correct” military budget, nukes would have been the only leverage we have left!

  • tshtsh

    I am curious if the Germans (in hindsight) wondered how did Hitler come to be and if they regretted supporting him. Unfortunately, we have to learn from our own mistakes.

    • sDee

      They absolutely did not, nor did the quisling European countries. They are smarter than Adolf doncha know? Thought they could build a better socialism than Hitler. Now after 60 years or so they are all disarmed, sucking like babies off the State teet, and looking straight down the barrel of EU totalitarianism.

  • Jaels_Song

    Every study the Tribulation? Hey… we’re gonna need all those nukes one day. 😮

  • Rshill7

    I’d like to cut Obama’s term by three thirds.

    Prioritize. Cut the bayonet and horse arsenal first.

    And since Muslims are so “homophobic”, send in the new Candy Pants division.

    Candy Pants motto: I have butt one head to give for my country.

    • sDee


      p.s. The muslims favor a bayonet and donkey arsenal

  • deeme

    Enemies can’t be waterboarded..but “Americans can be blown up >”President of every citizen of the “World” but the American..Come on over , VOTE…Help decide your favorite way to punish U.S. and “transform” America.. ..Which method do you like best??? Taxes…which go to nothing “WE THE PEOPLE” want, obamacare, which has little to do with being affordable and a whole lot to do with the IRS…Regulations, which don’t save U.S. but hold U.S. back..You Decide..Downsizing the things that matter the most to even exist>>>???

    • waytngtym

      This is going to sound out there.

      But either this is in the last chapters of the end of the US story,

      or it is a chapter setting the stage for a revolution by Christian Patriots, strengthened by their God, rebuilding America, finally, on God-fearing founding principles.

      • deeme

        I don’t think you’re out there I think you are right on…not only that but I fear for a youth that will vote for their own demise..

  • Army_Pilot1967

    I’m surprised obama hasn’t offered nuclear weapons to the MB.

    • colliemum

      Don’t give him any ideas!

    • notsofastthere

      Some things Obama just likes to keep a secret. He doesn’t want to give all his strategy away in his quest to destroy America.

  • Sober_Thinking

    Cut spending not nukes.

    Obama is just being a good little Muslim and further weakening our country… nothing to see here folks, move along.

    • waytngtym

      That would be a great rallying sign.

  • sjmom

    There are so many ignorant people who voted for Obama and it is they at whose feet the guilt must fall when everything comes crashing down. It really did not take a rocket scientist to see Obama’s plan of destruction for this nation and our security but there are so many who could not see beyond their own needs and desires.

    God help us and save us.

  • Rocco11

    It’s the Obama Caliphate, bring America to her knees, while elevating Egypt and Iran.

  • Nukeman60

    ‘…the substantial shrinkage – roughly by half from 2000 to 2008 – in the number of nuclear weapons in the American arsenal.’

    And now they want to cut it again by 1/3. And after that, by 40%. And then 20%, and then…

    Where will it end? With zero nuclear weapons, a reduced military, and a ROE that demands we bow down to our enemies, all the while Russia and China build up their arsenals and even Iran enters into the nuclear community.

    With countries like India, Pakistan, North Korea, and soon, Iran that have nuclear weapons, how will it be for us to be without a defense when they all decide that it’s time to eliminate the US from the face of the Earth much like they have decided it is the case for Israel.

    What keeps Israel alive? It’s the fact that they have the capability to defend themselves militarily that keeps the enemy from the gate. What will keep our enemies from the gate? Bowing down?

  • MominNV

    “2016” the movie, EXPLAINS ALL the marxist muslim PO$ plans!

    • notsofastthere

      Dinesh is one of several voices crying out in the wilderness.

  • froggy19510

    This fool is trying to turn this country into a 3rd world country.

    • notsofastthere

      Repeat after me. He is not a fool, he is not a fool, he is not a fool.
      3rd world country is his goal and he is achieving it with our permission.

      • froggy19510

        Only a fool would eviscerate his own country.

        • notsofastthere

          With all Obama’s words, all of his actions, and all of the people he appointed, and all of his czars, do you believe he has any allegiance to America? do you think he considers America his country?
          I agree he’s a fool for destroying this country from his perceived hate for it
          I believe he is a genius for being elected twice and succeeding in destroying the US
          We both agree that he is definately not good for America

          • froggy19510

            No. But it is his daughters homeland. He is from Kenya.

            He has the power of a king with the mind of a pesant.

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  • JoeMontana16

    Why would we? Are they taking up too much room? My wife doesn’t need all those quilts, candles and suitcases that are in our closet but we don’t throw them out! Nuclear weapons in this fallen world are worth being called a hoarder.

  • Amjean

    And which country or organization in the Middle East (Muslim Brotherhood?) is
    Obama going to send them to?

  • warpmine

    Seems to me that since we already paid for them, we may as well keep and maintain them because it would be financially irresponsible to pay more money to get rid of them since they cost so much to produce in the first place.

    The most cost effective deterrence we ever had and it seems to most that a way to guarantee peace is to have many more than we got today.

  • MadAsHellJack

    So what does Europe know that we don’t know. Well I think we all knew this but were afraid to ask. If Obama isn’t the anti-Christ, he’s at least a senior assistant.


  • Listened to the doctor but watched Obama. He was so uncomfortable! Glad this man had the guts to stand next to the Socialist in chief and say what so many of us think!




  • davienne

    when in the hell are the republicrats going to wake the eff up and do something about this commie imposter in chief … hellen keller could see that he is destroying the security of America… And try him for treason , derilection of duty, fraud, theft, espionage and a hundreds or thousands other high crimes and misdemenors… Washington would have had him hanging from a tree by now

  • Right out of the “2016” film- seems as though there was validity to this crazy movie after all huh???????? Wake up America, the real changes are coming and maybe pick up your “how to speak chinese” in a hurry books. We print money like no other and at some point we lose our bankers “the friendly chinese”.

    Killing me it is so obvious yet we still have folks voting alongside the brilliant “uninformed” voters. How on GOD’s green earth could anyone allign themselves with the 47%? REALLY you have to either be on the dole or have a degree in journalism.

    Ashamed of you so called americans but now you get the benefit of your vote- HIGHER GAS prices, higher insurance premiums, higher food prices, higher energy prices, and healthcare death panels! WAKE UP SOON, although I believe it is already too late.

  • syvyn11

    So we give up a 1/3 of our arsenal. What do we get in return? A in-kind reduce from North Korea, China, Iran and Russia? Nope. We do it first and just hope for the best.

    In the 80s, I was scared of nuclear war launching from Russia. Looks like I was 35 years off.

  • After destroying our country, Obama will reside in Hawaii with a big grin on his face.

  • bobemakk

    Obama is no good. His plans are being fulfilled because the idiots who voted for him wanted “Obama bucks,” and the social justice handout programs. They are selfish and only think about themselves and not the country. IMPEACH OBAMA! Rand Paul for president.

  • Grumpa37

    Uh-huh. Arming the Muslim Brotherhood, funding Hamas, and disarming America: sounds right to me — for the subversive foreign national in OUR White House! O God, how long?

  • Mud

    we can send them to the Muslim brotherhood along with the free F-16s.

  • BRMcKay

    @notsofastthere Insanity is not strength.

  • BRMcKay

    Has anybody on this site ever even thought about the immorality of nuclear weaponry?  Why not rise up against real demonic forces for a change?

  • BRMcKay

    Christian?  You’ve got to be kidding!  Please don’t tell me that you’ve run this Nuclear Arsenal thing past God, and he says “Go for it!”.  What on earth are you talking about?

  • BRMcKay

    Sorry, but I can’t sing with this choir.
    There is some serious disconnect here regarding the nature of nuclear weapons.  
    They can not be used!  Besides being suicidal, it is the mass murder by the millions of innocent people. 
    The sin of it would be beyond comprehension and seal our fate spiritually.
    Your children’s children’s children would live in a hell our generations creation.
    Please try to stand for something real and true.  It takes honesty and courage.