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US Defense Secretary: important to maintain nuclear deterrent

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Monday the importance of the US nuclear arsenal was likely to grow in importance in coming years as Russia moves to strengthen its nuclear forces. (Bush is taking us back to the Cold War,... Amazing)

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Comment by Powell Gammill
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I believe the USA is on schedule to be at 1,200 nuclear warheads by 2012 per treaty. This represents over a 95% reduction in warheads. 1,200 is a reasonable number. I am far more worried by the propensity of Bush to propose using them (min-nukes aren't real nukes -- no, only 16 times more powerful than what was dropped on Hiroshima = mininuke). Coming to a Persian Empire near you. And I am curious what is being done with the tremendous amount of weapons grade plutonium and uranium cores from the decommissioned nukes. [Think Israel might mysteriously get their hands on the material again?]