Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Obama Limits When U.S. Would Use Nuclear Arms

It has been a long standing policy of the US that the nuclear option was an option of last resort but would be used if necessary. Obama is now taking this off the table. We have restricted some of our military capability with the knowledge that we have overwhelming nuclear power as a deterrent. Pat Caddell, a Democrat, on Hannity last evening stated that this is an invitation for an attack with either biological or chemical weapons.

Obama is preserving all the tools necessary to protect our citizens except THE GREATEST DETERRENT. This is naivety at its worst.

For the first time, the United States is explicitly committing not to use nuclear weapons against nonnuclear states that are in compliance with the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, even if they attacked the United States with biological or chemical weapons or launched a crippling cyberattack.

Those threats, Mr. Obama argued, could be deterred with “a series of graded options,” a combination of old and new conventional weapons. “I’m going to preserve all the tools that are necessary in order to make sure that the American people are safe and secure,” he said in the interview in the Oval Office.
Read NYT article here.

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