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Dianne Feinstein
How big a nuclear arsenal do we really need?
How big a nuclear arsenal do we really need?

If President Obama wants to use his last two years to further his agenda, here's something he could do that would both advance the cause of global security and save the country money: suspend plans to develop a new arsenal of American nuclear weapons. Obama started his presidency with a sharp focus on reducing the world nuclear threat, and he had considerable initial success. As columnist Jim Hoagland wrote in 2010, "President Obama has turned the once utopian-sounding idea of global nuclear disarmament into a useful tool for U.S. foreign policy." But by 2011, his plans to secure all nuclear materials from terrorists, stop new nuclear states and shrink global arsenals...