Obama-Medvedev Nuclear Stockpile Deal "Disappointing," Says Leading Disarmament Advocate

(Multimedia) President Obama met with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in Moscow on Monday and agreed to cut American and Russian nuclear stockpiles by at least one quarter and as much as one third. Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Dwight Rousu - Jul 7, 2009 - 12:41 PM PDT
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by Dwight Rousu - Jul. 7, 2009

The move to limit nukes is seen to be disappointing, but hopeful for future actions. One of the critical issues of the age is given some intelligent discussion.

Rational humankind would destroy all nuclear weapons.

So if you want to look at it that way it is a 25 warhead reduction, that’s a little bit tendentious to put it that way, but the numbers really aren’t that impresses as ... More »

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by James Canning - Jul. 7, 2009

Good story. The impetus for continuing the gargantuan nuclear stockpiles of the US and Russia is laid at the feet of the "defense" contractors, in part. Obama's failure to cancel the proposed ABM system in Poland and the Czech Republic is also seen as part of the problem in US/Russian relations.

The idiotic ABM system needs consigning to the rubbish bin. Part boondoggle, part scheme to demonize Iran (by falsely portraying Iran as a "threat"), it causes the Russian elite to worry that the US sees Russia as a potential enemy. This absurd situation owes a great deal to the stupidity of the Bush administration and to the neocons.

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