In a stunning move that has military officials scrambling to refocus the Obama administration, President Obama has ordered the Pentagon to conduct a plan to slash the U.S. nuclear weapons arsenal to levels below those of both Russia and China.
(President Obama bowing to China’s Communist Leader Hu Jintao)
Giving voters yet another glimpse into what a second Barack Obama term would hold, the Obama administration appears willing to slash America’s nuclear capability by an astonishing 80% – levels that would leave America trailing both Russia and China in overall nuclear weaponry. Reports are already circulating among both Congressional and Pentagon staff as to the unprecedented nature of the Obama administration’s request:
A congressional official said no president in the past ever told the Pentagon to conduct a review based on specific numbers of warheads.
“In the past, the way it worked was, ‘tell me what the world is like and then tell me what the force should be,’” the official said. “That is not happening in this review.”
…The plan has come under fire from senior military officers in charge of maintaining nuclear deterrence against Russia, China, and future nuclear rogue states.
…Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney said even considering such deep strategic cuts is irrational.
“No sane military leader would condone 300 to 400 warheads for an effective nuclear deterrent strategy,” McInerney told the Washington Free Beacon.
So as other world powers such as China and Russia continue to further enhance their own military powers, the Obama administration now appears quite willing to slash America’s military and defense budget to ensure further growth in the Big Government social programs so very much in favor with the administration. And as China and Russia increase their own military capability, let us not forget North Korea’s continued move to enhance its own nuclear weapons capabilities, as well as both Iran and Saudi Arabia.
Lt. General Thomas McInerney has it right – regarding the defense of the United States, the Obama administration’s policies are insane…