Friday, October 14, 2016

22 MOre US House Democrats Want President Obama To Adopt 'No-First-Use' Nuclear Weapons Policy

President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference at the Nuclear Security Summit, Friday, April 1, 2016, in Washington.

Defense News: 22 US House Democrats Press Obama to Adopt 'No-First-Use' Nuclear Weapons Policy

WASHINGTON — Twenty-two more US House lawmakers are calling on President Barack Obama to adopt a policy of no-first-use of nuclear weapons, part of a tide of Democratic lawmakers pushing for restraint on atomic arms as the sun sets on the current administration.

With relations between Washington and Moscow historically tense and unpredictable this week, the lawmakers in a letter to Obama on Thursday expressed worry over the two nations’ launch-under-attack postures and “the risk of catastrophic miscalculation and full-scale nuclear war.”

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WNU Editor: Only 22 more Democrats signed onto this .... translation .... this proposal is going to go nowhere.

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