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    Obama Limits When U.S. Would Use Nuclear Arms

    Excerpted from “Obama Limits When U.S. Would Use Nuclear Arms” By DAVID E. SANGER and PETER BAKER, The New York Times, Published: April 5, 2010
    President Obama said Monday that he was revamping American nuclear strategy to substantially narrow the conditions under which the United States would use nuclear weapons, even in self-defense.

    But the president said in an interview that he was carving out an exception for “outliers like Iran and North Korea” that have violated or renounced the main treaty to halt nuclear proliferation.

    Discussing his approach to nuclear security the day before formally releasing his new strategy, Mr. Obama described his policy as part of a broader effort to edge the world toward making nuclear weapons obsolete, and to create incentives for countries to give up any nuclear ambitions. To set an example, the new strategy renounces the development of any new nuclear weapons, overruling the initial position of his own defense secretary. …
    I support President Obama in his re-establishing American leadership in the world by clarifying our previously ambiguous policy regarding “first use” of nuclear weapons.
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    Obama Limits When U.S. Would Use Nuclear Arms

    Obama to further restrict when nuke weapons may be used...
    Even if we're hit with chemical/bio weapons?


    President Obama said Monday that he was revamping American nuclear strategy to substantially narrow the conditions under which the United States would use nuclear weapons, even in self-defense.
    Um...

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    re: Obama Limits When U.S. Would Use Nuclear Arms

    It's a political statement. He's got a hard-on for non-proliferation and decomission of nuclear arsenals, and this gives him more ammunition for the fight.

    He's the President. He can push the big red button whenever he feels like it, day or night.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    re: Obama Limits When U.S. Would Use Nuclear Arms

    It eliminates much of the ambiguity that has deliberately existed in American nuclear policy since the opening days of the cold war. For the first time, the United States is explicitly committing not to use nuclear weapons against nonnuclear states that are in compliance with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, even if they attacked the United States with biological or chemical weapons or launched a crippling cyberattack.
    Proportional response. A country that launches tear gas at our troops (technically a chemical weapon if used in war) doesn't get nuked. Makes sense to me.

    edit: HAH, there really isn't even any significant change.

    White House officials said the new strategy would include the option of reconsidering the use of nuclear retaliation against a biological attack, if the development of such weapons reached a level that made the United States vulnerable to a devastating strike.
    "We wont nuke you if you use chemical/bio on us. Except if it's bad and we want to use nukes to retaliate."
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    re: Obama Limits When U.S. Would Use Nuclear Arms

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Proportional response. A country that launches tear gas at our troops (technically a chemical weapon if used in war) doesn't get nuked. Makes sense to me.

    edit: HAH, there really isn't even any significant change.



    "We wont nuke you if you use chemical/bio on us. Except if it's bad and we want to use nukes to retaliate."
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    re: Obama Limits When U.S. Would Use Nuclear Arms

    Quote Originally Posted by Politics101 View Post
    Weeeeeeeeeeeeee!
    Pretty much my response.

    "America is changing it's policy on nukes! We used to say we'd nuke you in self-defense. Now we will not nuke you in self-defense...unless we feel like it."
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Obama Limits When U.S. Would Use Nuclear Arms

    Perhaps a moderator would be good enough to merge my thread into this one.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Re: Obama Limits When U.S. Would Use Nuclear Arms

    Ahh yes, the same bull**** strategy that Carter used.


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    Obama Limits When U.S. Would Use Nuclear Arms

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    Obama Limits When U.S. Would Use Nuclear Arms - NYTimes.com

    So what do we think of this news?

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    Re: Obama Limits When U.S. Would Use Nuclear Arms

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
    Same as what I think of government paperwork. Apparently "Obama Limits when U.S. would Use Nuclear Arms" must be filled out in triplicate.
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