Nuclear Countdown?

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A 1946 U.S. nuclear test

Senior Obama Administration officials reportedly believe the U.S. nuclear arsenal can be cut by at least a third without hurting national security.

Of course, believing it secretly and declaring it openly are two different things.

…the officials’ consensus agreement, not yet announced, opens the door to billions of dollars in military savings that might ease the federal deficit and improve prospects for a new arms deal with Russia before the president leaves office. But it is likely to draw fire from conservatives, if previous debate on the issue is any guide.

…R. Jeffrey Smith reports over at the Center for Public Integrity.

Full thing here.