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Stimson’s “Chairman’s Forum with US Rep. Adam Smith” cited in The Washington Examiner

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The country could stand to shrink its nuclear arsenal, the ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee said on Thursday.

Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., said at the Stimson Center that the U.S. can’t afford its nuclear stockpiles and could project the same level of deterrence with a smaller number of them.

“From a priority standpoint, it’s the wrong priority,” Smith said. “We need a nuclear deterrent, there’s no question about that. But the level, size and cost of the nuclear deterrent, I think it doesn’t warrant the threats that we face.”

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