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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

US Nuclear Stockpile Numbers Published Enroute To Hiroshima

Flawed Pentagon Nuclear Cruise Missile AdvocacyIn its quest to secure Congressional approval for a new nuclear cruise missile, the Pentagon is putting words in the mouth of President Barack Obama and spinning and overstating requirements and virtues of the weapon. Last month, DOD circulated an anonymous letter to members of Congress after it learned that Senator Dianne Fenstein (D-CA) was planning an amendment to the FY2017 National Defense Authorization Act to put limits on funding and work on the new Long-Range Standoff (LRSO) nuclear air-launched cruise missile. The letter not surprisingly opposes the limits but contains a list of amazingly poor justifications for the new weapon. Hans Kristensen, director of the Nuclear Information Project, discusses these claims  and the potential ramifications they could have for the LRSO program. http://fas.org/blogs/security/2016/05/hiroshima-stockpile/

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