Reckless Denuclearization

President Obama is expected soon to announce that he is once again reducing America’s nuclear arsenal, probably unilaterally. He insists such cuts will induce other nations to follow his lead and, in due course, produce “a world without nuclear weapons.”

The latest indication that this is dangerous nonsense comes from China.  It seems that the Chinese have abandoned their past, putative commitment not to be the first to use nuclear weapons.  This comes amid reports that they are fielding many more of them, and going to ever-greater lengths to conceal their arsenal.

The Obama policy of denuclearizing the United States is reckless.  It jeopardizes our most important deterrent to aggression from China and other adversaries, and encourages allies to get their own nuclear arms.  We need a course-correction, not more unilateral disarmament.

About Frank Gaffney, Jr.

Frank Gaffney is the Founder and President of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. Under Mr. Gaffney's leadership, the Center has been nationally and internationally recognized as a resource for timely, informed and penetrating analyses of foreign and defense policy matters. Mr. Gaffney formerly acted as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy during the Reagan Administration, following four years of service as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy. Previously, he was a professional staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee under the chairmanship of the late Senator John Tower, and a national security legislative aide to the late Senator Henry M. Jackson.