Tuesday, May 4, 2010

IDIOT IN CHIEF: Obama reveals exact number of US nuclear warheads

Yesterday, the Obama administration released the DoD’s official nuclear stockpile figures. For decades, the size and shape of America’s atomic arsenal have been deliberately kept secret, and for good reason. There’s always been a calculated sense of ambiguity around our nuclear forces and our deterrence strategies, with the logic being that an enemy –if left to speculate about how, when, where, and if we’d use our nukes– would err on the side of caution and keep his fangs tucked.

Releasing the stockpile tally, which comes in at slightly over 5k warheads, doesn’t really endanger national security. But it does provide ample fodder to nuclear disarmament types, most of whom haven’t breathed through their noses since yesterday afternoon’s announcement. READ MORE...

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