Friday, October 31, 2008

U.S. Needs To Modernize Their Nuclear Arsenal .... NOW!

Titan II Nuclear Missile in Silo (Image from Flickr)

Gates: Fund New Nukes, Or Else -- The Danger Room

The U.S. needs new nukes. That's the message Pentagon chief Robert Gates is delivering right now, as part of a broad, spirited defense of America's nuclear arsenal.

The Congress and the Bush administration have been wrestling for years over the so-called Reliable Replacement Warhead -- the next generation of nuclear weapon designs. Lawmakers have had the upper hand in the match, eliminating funding for RRW. Today, in a speech to the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Gates looks to scramble back on top, with a blunt warning to Capitol Hill.

"To be blunt, there is absolutely no way we can maintain a credible deterrent and reduce the number of weapons in our stockpile without resorting to testing our stockpile or pursuing a modernization program," Gates says, according to his prepared remarks.

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My Comment: Another example of No Vision .... No Focus .... Politics Is The Priority .... No Direction .... and No Leadership. Thank you Congress. Thank you Mr. President. Thank you Joint Chiefs Of Staff. Thank you Mr./Ms. American citizen.

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