President Obama is restricting the use of Americans Nuclear weapons. The Obama policy limits the nukes for outliers North Korea and Iran or other countries who violate nuclear treaties.
This is moving the us and the world away from the use of nuclear weapons. The plan overrules the Defense Sectary Robert Gates of creating new nuclear weapons.
The new Obama policy changes long-standing policy of American presidents who which focuses on the Nuclear Weapons against The People’s Republic of China and The Russian Federation; which was the policy since President Eisenhower. The Focus on now on smaller rogue states.
The policy take away the use of Nuclear weapons will not use nukes on non-nuclear nations that are compiling with the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty. This includes the attacks against the US by cyber attack, biological and Chemical Weapons.
Mr. Obama argued, could be deterred with “a series of graded options,” a combination of old and new conventional weapons. “I’m going to preserve all the tools that are necessary in order to make sure that the American people are safe and secure,” he said in the interview in the Oval Office.
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