The June 23 op-ed by Eric Edelman and Robert Joseph, “Obama is pursuing nuclear folly,” accused the president of jeopardizing our national security, and that of our allies, by preparing for unilateral cuts to U.S. nuclear forces. But the authors are tilting at windmills.
President Obama’s recent speech in Berlin included no announcement of unilateral reductions in the U.S. nuclear arsenal. The far more detailed “Report on Nuclear Employment Strategy of the United States,” released with the speech, makes clear that the administration contemplates no significant changes in U.S. forces or nuclear policy without comparable changes by Russia.
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This op-ed first appeared in the Washington Post on July 5, 2013.