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Letter: A need for nuclear deterrence

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

This past December, 41 Senators wrote President Obama and urged him to initiate a program for modernizing our nuclear arsenal. The senators tied their support for the START treaty to a renewed emphasis to modernize our nuclear weapons.

Unfortunately, the senators appear to have lost sight of the necessity for that modernization. President Obama appears to be dead set against modernizing our nuclear deterrent. According to Frank Gaffney Jr. of the Center for Security Policy, the U.S. nuclear deterrent arsenal contains weapons that contain vacuum tubes, a technology long since surpassed.

Today children’s video games contain a more advanced and reliable technology than our nuclear deterrent, the deterrent has protected this nation through the Cold War and into a new century, yet this administration places little emphasis upon maintaining a strong deterrent.

The Obama Administration is neglecting the nation’s nuclear deterrence while emboldeni...

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