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Delay for Obama’s nuclear strategy

The announcement comes amid reports that the NPR is mired in an internal administration debate over some key issues, such as whether or not to abandon a “first use” policy

Pentagon: Obama’s nuke strategy delayed Foreign Policy  By Josh Rogin , January 5, 2010 The Obama administration’s rollout of its new nuclear strategy will be delayed until March, the Pentagon told Congress last week.The notification came in the form of a letter from Principal Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Policy James Miller to Sens. Carl Levin and John McCain, chairman and ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services committee, respectively. The letter, obtained by The Cable, said that the new strategy, known as the Nuclear Posture Review, will be delivered to Congress on March 1, not Feb. 1 as was previously planned.
The announcement comes amid reports that the NPR is mired in an internal administration debate over some key issues, such as whether or not to abandon a “first use” policy, how many nuclear weapons are needed for whatever missions the NPR identifies as crucial, and how far the review will go toward advancing President Obama’s stated goal of a future world free of nuclear weapons.

Pentagon: Obama’s nuke straegy delayed | The Cable

January 6, 2010 - Posted by | USA, weapons and war | , ,

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