Obama nuclear weapons policy makes us less safe

April 07, 2010

President Obama's new policies on nuclear weapons definitely will make us less safe.

He just virtually tossed our nuclear deterrence out the window, as he is counting on the so-called good will of our potential enemies.

His new strategy renounces the development of any new nuclear weapons and is also overruling his own defense secretary's policy. This faulty strategy is a severe change and shift from those of his predecessors as he seeks to revamp our nations nuclear posture, and this comes in a time in which rogue nations and terrorist organizations like Iran and North Korea have become a greater threat than traditional powers like China and Russia. These proposed changes in our nuclear policy will make us weaker and less safe as a world power

For the first time, the United States is committing not to use nuclear weapons against any non-nuclear countries, even if they attacked the United States with biological or chemical weapons or launched a crippling cyberattack. This is a faulty policy that will hurt this country in the near future. These are not the changes this country wants or needs.

Al Eisner, Silver Spring

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