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Newer START: Obama to unveil nuclear reduction, charm Russia into joining?

 The American security community favors fewer nukes, but has to win over Republicans and Russia.

Obama will announce an initiative for drastic reduction of American nuclear arsenal on Tuesday following years of consultation with military planners, the intelligence community and national security figures, according to a New York Times report.

The president “believes that we can make pretty radical reductions – and save a lot of money – without compromising American security in the second term. And the Joint Chiefs have signed off on that concept,” an official familiar with the deliberations told the newspaper.

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