Last week the House passed a provision in the fiscal 2013 defense appropriations bill to block the Obama administration from reducing the nation’s nuclear stockpile. The provision, which will eventually have to be reconciled with the Senate, points to a fundamental difference of opinion about how to manage the U.S. nuclear arsenal. “The president is now considering nuclear reductions that could be as high as 80 percent of the U.S. nuclear arsenal and has broken the promises he made ...

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