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Saturday, April 24, 2010

White House Says Door Not Closed to Nuclear Warhead Replacement

Anonymously contributed:

White House Says Door Not Closed to Nuclear Warhead Replacement
Thursday, April 22, 2010

By Martin Matishak
Global Security Newswire

WASHINGTON -- A key White House official yesterday reaffirmed that the Obama administration had not closed the door on replacement of nuclear warheads, but that it was more likely to use less-controversial means for maintaining the U.S. strategic arsenal (see GSN, April 15).

"If necessary, if we have to do replacement in order to maintain [U.S. nuclear] forces, then the president has that option available to him," Gary Samore, senior White House coordinator for WMD counterterrorism and arms control, said yesterday during an event at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

"I don't think it will be, frankly," he added. "From what I understand ... refurbishment and reuse will be perfectly fine for the foreseeable future. But if I'm wrong, and replacement becomes necessary, the president has the option to do that."


Anonymous said...

Perhaps this fellow from the White House should send a note to Dianne Feinstein. Remember, at the NIF grand opening she did say the RRW is still dead.

I think the White House is just telling little white lies, just to appease some congressman and senators who have part of the NWC in their districts. That statement does exclude California. Even Tauscher said RRW is dead and she was the best support of the lab from the California contingent.

Anonymous said...

I think Obama is saying it depends on the meaning of "if". :)

Anonymous said...

sounds to me from the article it is still dead.


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