Obama administration embraces major new nuclear weapons cut

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Officials back a new targeting plan and a one-third reduction in the U.S. arsenal.

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"… st, officials said, in at least exploring a new joint, lower limit. …"

"… w are reflected in a draft of a classified decision directive prepared for Obama’s signature that guides how U.S. nuclear weapons should be targeted in t …"

"… ll defense requirements. Although the document offers various options for Obama, his top advisers reached their consensus position last year, after a revi …"

"… tly because of political concerns that any resulting controversy might rob Obama of popular votes in the November election. Some Republican lawmakers have …"