NUCLEAR ARSENAL TO BE CUT?
Obama Planning Unilateral Reductions
By Harold Hutchison
With the American nuclear arsenal dropping down to just over 1,500 warheads, Barack Obama is planning to make even deeper cuts to the force, while at the same time planning to cancel the final phase of the construction of missile defense systems in Eastern Europe. Obama has long been an opponent of missile defense.
The cuts could include ICBMs, based on a report that the Air Force has been ordered to look into the environmental impact of shutting down one of the three wings of ICBMs. The cuts would push the American nuclear arsenal to as few as one thousand nuclear weapons.