‘No First Use’ Nuclear Policy Proposal Assailed by U.S. Cabinet Officials, Allies

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A proposal under consideration at the White House to reverse decades of U.S. nuclear policy by declaring a “No First Use” protocol for nuclear weapons has run into opposition from top cabinet officials and U.S. allies.

The opposition, from Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, as well as allies in Europe and Asia, leaves PresidentBarack Obama with few ambitious options to enhance his nuclear disarmament agenda before leaving office, unless he wants to override the dissent.

The possibility of a “No First Use” declaration—which would see the U.S. explicitly rule out a first strike with a nuclear weapon in any conflict—met resistance at a National Security Council meeting in July, where the Obama administration reviewed possible nuclear disarmament initiatives it could roll out before the end of the president’s term.

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2 comments on “‘No First Use’ Nuclear Policy Proposal Assailed by U.S. Cabinet Officials, Allies
  1. This would be his cowardly decision. Put the whole country in a target zone. While he would be off in air force one.. Here we have Russia, China, NKorea, and who the hell else with nukes and he wants us not to be able to defend ourselves ——what a arse. Oh yes , lets not forget IRAN NOW because of him.!!!!!! He is an idiot.

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