Obama is touting his record on reducing nuclear arms, but he's been a dismal failure at reducing the US's stockpile, writes Freedom of the Press Foundation's Trevor Timm at the Guardian today.
Ahead of the 50-country Nuclear Security Summit that met in Washington DC this past week, President Obama publicly touted his administration's alleged progress towards "a world without nuclear weapons". In reality, his administration's record on reducing nuclear weapons is largely a dismal failure.
Early in his presidency, Obama famously gave a speech in Prague in which he described "America's commitment to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons". Not only has the administration barely made a dent in the gigantic nuclear arsenal the United States has, it has committed more than $1tn over the next several decades to further entrenching the system into permanence, potentially sparking a dangerous new arms race.
'Obama says he's working towards a nuclear-free world. That's a lie.' [Comment is Free / The Guardian]