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CRS Issue Statement on Nuclear Weapons: U.S. Posture and Programs and Arms Control [January 6, 2010]   [open pdf - 101KB]

This issue statement discusses counter-proliferation/nonproliferation in the United States. From the text: "President Obama outlined his Administration's priorities and goals for U.S. nuclear weapons and arms control policy in a speech in Prague, in April 2009. The President stated that 'the existence of thousands of nuclear weapons is the most dangerous legacy of the Cold War' and that America was committed to seeking 'the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons.' He recognized that this goal would not be reached quickly, but he pledged that the United States would 'reduce the role of nuclear weapons in our national security strategy, and urge others to do the same.' At the same time, he indicated that 'as long as these weapons exist, the United States will maintain a safe, secure and effective arsenal to deter any adversary, and guarantee that defense to our allies.'"

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CRS Issue Statement, IS40355
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2010-01-06
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Public Domain
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