Obama’s nuclear targeting revisions create a path to smaller arsenals

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Obama's plan embraces cuts that Moscow remains reticent to endorse.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Public Integrity":

"… ama in a March 2012 speech in South Korea. The directive does not, as the Center for Public Integrity previously predicted, push the military to a “deterrence-only” plan, i …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "White House":

"… oscow this month with acting undersecretary of state Rose Gottemoeller and White House national security adviser Thomas Donilon. Obama “believes that there’s …"

"… h Russia,” deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes said on Jan. 31. White House spokesman Tommy Vietor declined comment on Feb. 6 on the draft directive. …"

Nukes likely to decline in Obama’s second term

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Talk of an informal agreement with Russia becomes public now that the election is past.

Excerpts from this story referencing "nonprofit":

"… crapped or what the associated savings might be. But the Stimson Center, a nonprofit group in Washington, estimated this summer that the United States will spe …"

Possible nuclear weapons cuts worry Republican lawmakers

By Aaron Mehta and R. Jeffrey Smith

Future arms agreements threaten profitable line of work for defense contracting giants

Excerpts from this story referencing "Boeing":

"… e four biggest industry players in the nuclear weapons launch business are Boeing and Lockheed Martin, which have each made ballistic missiles and bombers; …"

"… is close to a number of defense contractors, including the headquarters of Boeing’s defense arm.In response to questions about their political giving, Mar …"

"… voice heard on issues that are important to our future.”A spokesman for Boeing did not return requests for comment. …"